Record tampering: FIA arrests SECP chief Zafar Hijazi as court cancels bail

  • The supreme court on July 10 had ordered registration of criminal case against Hijazi for tampering with the record

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency on Friday took Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) chief 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.

Record tampering : Court grants pre-arrest bail to SECP chief Zafar Hijazi

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.