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Judge Malik’s mysterious confessional video sent for forensic test

The laboratory will analyze whether the audio and video are of the same person or not. Also, the forensic examination will evaluate the video for fake editing and electronic forgery aspects. It is estimated that the forensic examination will take a couple of days.

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The ‘immoral’ video of accountability court judge Arshad Malik, unveiled by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz, has been sent to Punjab Science Forensic Laboratory on Friday (today).

According to details, the laboratory will analyze whether the audio and video are of the same person or not. Also, the forensic examination will evaluate the video for fake editing and electronic forgery aspects.

The judge had then submitted his affidavit to the law ministry because he could no longer put up with the blackmailing.

Sources told Online that availability of recording devices is essential for complete forensic of the content, adding that the test was delayed as the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) couldn’t recover the equipment so far. It is estimated that the forensic examination will take a couple of days.

Read more: Key accused sold judge Malik’s immoral video for Rs110m, V8 jeep

Key accused sold judge’s video for Rs110m, V8 jeep

A man, Mian Tariq Mehmood, arrested on charges of his alleged involvement in the video scandal involving accountability court judge Arshad Malik has revealed to authorities that he had sold Judge Malik’s immoral ‘Multan video’ for Rs110 million and a V8 jeep.

Contradicting his father’s figures, Mehmood’s son Mian Faisal told FIA that the video was sold for Rs70 million and a jeep. The FIA has seized the V8 jeep that was handed over to Tariq as part of video scandal deal.

The ‘immoral’ video of accountability court judge Arshad Malik, unveiled by PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz, has been sent to Punjab Science Forensic Laboratory.

Most importantly, the FIA has seized a USB from Faisal that contains the videos of Malik and others being blackmailed by the group. During the investigation, it has emerged that Tariq, a resident editor of a newspaper and others had blackmailed Judge Malik on more than one occasion using the latter’s unethical videos and extorted large sums of money from him.

Apparently, he has told interrogators that he and the resident editor had forced Malik to sign agreements with them on stamp papers for the payment of money. The sources said Tariq and the resident editor had called Judge Malik to the office of the newspaper and threatened to make his videos public if he did not pay them.

The judge had then submitted his affidavit to the law ministry because he could no longer put up with the blackmailing.

Read more: FIA arrests key accused named in Judge Arshad Malik’s affidavit

Tariq’s collection of lewd videos of judges and government officials

Mian Tariq – one of the key accused in the video scandal involving Judge Malik, has also made stunning disclosures about his blackmailing network and how he and the newspaper editor were operating to extort money from members of judiciary and government officials.

Most importantly, the FIA has seized a USB from Faisal that contains the videos of Malik and others being blackmailed by the group.

He surprised the interrogators when he disclosed that he had a collection of personal and immoral videos of judges and government officials. While giving details to the investigators, he said, the people affiliated with the resident editor would make phone calls to the judges and government officials to blackmail using the videos.

The threat that they would publish the material in the newspaper forced many to fulfill their demands. Through these tactics, Tariq and other members of the group would receive illegal favors and millions of rupees from the judges and government officials.

In a significant development, the FIA had arrested Tariq Mehmood on July 17 on charges of his alleged involvement in the video scandal. Judge Malik had named Mehmood in the affidavit submitted in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

Read more: Judge Arshad Malik: A hard pill to swallow for PML-N

Judge Malik’s affidavit

In an affidavit submitted in IHC, Judge Malik had claimed he was offered Rs500 million by the son of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to resign on the pretext that he could “no longer deal with the guilt of having convicted the former premier under duress and without evidence”.

“Mian Tariq, an old social acquaintance from the time I was serving in Multan as additional district and sessions judge from 2000-2003, showed me a secretly recorded and manipulated immoral video in a compromising position saying that is it you doing this when you were serving in Multan,” the judge wrote in the affidavit.

The judge further claimed that he was blackmailed after being shown the video and told to record an audio message that he delivered the verdicts to appease the “ruling elite” under immense pressure and that substantial evidence was not available against the former prime minister.

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