ISLAMABAD: Mian Tariq, the key accused who made the purported video of judge Arshad Malik was sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand on Monday.
The accused was produced before the court of Judicial Magistrate Shaista Kundi.
The plea of physical remand of the accused was turned down by the judge and was sent to jail on judicial remand of 14 days.
On July 17, Mian Tariq was arrested by the cyber wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
The alleged video was recovered from Mian Tariq’s house. He was trying to flee to Dubai but the FIA caught him, added sources.
Earlier, the law ministry issued the notification stipulating the removal of Accountability Court II Judge Arshad Malik from his post, as the Islamabad High Court had decided to remove him [Arshad Malik].
Addressing a press conference alongside top PML-N leadership on July 6, Maryam Nawaz had shown reporters a video in which accountability court judge Arshad Malik can be heard saying that there was “no proof of corruption against the deposed premier” in the Al-Azizia reference.
Judge Arshad Malik, who sentenced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to jail, had denied Maryam Nawaz’s allegations that the judge was blackmailed into convicting Nawaz without any evidence.—INP