GUJRANWALA (Today News) — On Saturday, an anti-corruption court deferred its decision on PTI President Parvez Elahi’s physical remand in two corruption cases.
According to reports, duty judicial magistrate Muhammad Afzal will deliver the judgement within an hour. “After hearing arguments from both sides,” sources continued, “the court reserved the verdict.”
Mr Elahi appeared in court in Gujranwala on Saturday in two corruption proceedings. In a statement, police stated that security had been reinforced around the court ahead of Mr Elahi’s presence to prevent any unforeseen situations.
At the anti-corruption establishment’s (AEC) Gujranwala directorate, two charges have been filed against the PTI leader. He is accused of getting Rs2 billion in bride in connection with several development projects.
The ACE has asked the court to give Mr Elahi physical remand so that he may be interrogated in the cases.
The anti-corruption agency apprehended PTI President Parvez Elahi outside a Lahore court on Friday, just seconds after he was released on bail in the graft case.
Suhail Zafar Chattha, Director General of ACE, said that the department will appeal the Lahore court’s decision. “In contrast to the merit,” he remarked, “the verdict has been announced.”
The anti-corruption squad had requested a 14-day physical detention of the prominent lawmaker in order to question him about the matter. After hearing arguments from both sides, the judge issued his ruling.
The former Punjab chief minister told reporters outside the court that he was innocent and a “supporter of the Pakistan Army.” In an address to party members, he urged them to be steadfast and courageous.
Mr Elahi was detained on Thursday outside his mansion, Zahoor Elahi Palace, by an ACE team assisted by police on corruption accusations.
The arrest happened after a Lahore anti-corruption court denied Mr Elahi’s bail bid in a case involving suspected corruption in construction projects.
Mr Elahi’s counsel had informed the court that his client was suffering from chest trouble and would be unable to attend in court. The prosecution claimed that the medical certificate presented in court by Parvez Elahi’s attorney was forged.
The court denied Parvez Elahi’s temporary release request due to noncompliance and also denied the PTI leader’s request for an attendance waiver.