Record tempering case: Court rejected Hijazi’s acquittal plea

A local court in Islamabad on Friday dismissed acquittal plea of former Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) chairman Zafar Hijazi in a case pertaining to tampering with records related to the Sharif family’s Chaudhry Sugar Mills.

Special Judge Central Irum Niazi conducted hearing over the petition which adopted a stance that record tampering pieces of evidence against Hijazi are inadequate, therefore; he should be acquitted from the case before trial.

The judge while rejecting the petition remarked that the former SECP chairman cannot be released as solid pieces of evidence are present against him to initiate a trial.

The court while adjourning the hearing directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to present testimonies against Zafar Hijazi on November 29.

On October 27, Former Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Chairman Zafar Hijazi was indicted by a special court of FIA in record tampering case.

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