Zafar Hijazi sent on four-day physical remand in record tampering case

02:14 PM | 22 Jul, 2017
Zafar Hijazi sent on four-day physical remand in record tampering case
ISLAMABAD - A senior civil judge on Saturday sent former chief of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Zafar Hijazi on four days physical remand in record-tampering case.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) presented the accused before the court seeking his remand, which was approved by the court.

The court has ordered to present Hijazi before the court on July 26.

In a medical examination on Saturday, Hijazi was diagnosed with a kidney infection by the doctors of PIMS hospital.

On Friday, the Federal Investigation Agency took Hijazi into custody after the court cancelled his bail in record tampering case.

A special judge central ordered to cancel the bail of the SECP chief, who had been granted bail for five days on July 17 by the same court.

Earlier, on July 13, Zafar Hijazi was granted a transit bail till Monday (July 17) by the IHC bench, headed by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani.

Hijazi has been under the radar ever since the six-member Joint Investigation Team disclosed before the supreme court that SECP was tampering with the record pertaining to Chaudhry Sugar Mills of ruling Sharif family.

On July 10, when the JIT submitted its final report, the supreme court ordered registration of criminal case against Zafar Hijazi.

Acting upon the apex court’s orders, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) filed the case with the Special Investigation Unit.

The criminal case was registered against the official under sections 466 and 471 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Section 466 lists a seven-year imprisonment and fine for those who forge a legal document, while section 471 punishes in the same manner for using as genuine a forged document, Geo News reported.