ISLAMABAD: Supreme court here on Tuesday rejected the plea of Ali Musa Gilani regarding the replacement of the investigating officer, Brig Faheem in the Ephedrine quota allotment case, Aaj news reported.
Brig Faheem, the chief investigator in ephedrine scam, told the court that two accused have already fled from the country as their names were not included in the exit control list (ECL) in time. He told the court that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is pressurizing them to save Khushnood Lashari. On this, Justice Khilji Arif told Big Faheem to carry on fair investigation into the matter.
Earlier, Member National Assembly (MNA) Ali Musa Gilani on Monday appeared before an investigation team of the Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) here and recorded his statement in the drug quota case.
Musa Gilani categorically denied all charges leveled against him in the Ephedrine quota case, saying that he has nothing to do with it.
Denying any link with the case, the MNA said he was unfamiliar even with the name of the drug and was being wrongly involved in the case. “All allegations leveled against him are baseless. I did not hear the name of the drug before it,” he added.
The ANF investigation team comprising Commandant Brigadier Faheem Ahmed Khan, Deputy Director Major Imtiaz and Deputy Director Abid Zulfiqar questioned Musa for five hours.
Talking to media-persons, Chaudhry Fawad Counsel of the MNA, said that a detailed reply has been submitted before the Supreme Court.
He said ANF was investigating the case and it has found no evidence against Ali Musa Gilani, saying that his client was wrongly implicated in the case.
He said the ANF was holding trial of Musa Gilani without any solid evidence, which is inappropriate.
Fawad questioned that how a person, who is a witnesses in the case, could lead the team investigating the same case.