ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau led joint investigation team has asked real estate businessman Mailk Riaz to furnish additional documents to substantiate his claims against Dr Arsalan Iftikhar.
The five member joint investigation team, which is probing the alleged underhand financial deals between Mailk Raiz and the Chief Justice of Pakistan’s son has asked Riaz to appear in person on July 30 with all the additional documents which he had promised to submit.
“Since Malik Riaz Hussain in his first personal appearance had requested for further time to file additional documents and information, he is also being re-summoned for the said purpose and questioning. Notice for Monday July 30, 2012, has been issued” media office of NAB said on Saturday.
After the attorney general requested NAB to investigate the case, its chief had constituted a five-member team comprising three NAB officials and one official each from police and FIA to probe the matter.
The case involves alleged financial dealings between Dr Arsalan, the eldest son of Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and real estate businessman Malik Riaz.
Malik Riaz alleged that Dr Arsalan had received monetary and other benefits worth millions of rupees to settle pending cases in courts against Bahria town using his relation and influence on the CJP.
Dr Arsalan, who has challenged the JIT’s jurisdiction, his counsel maintained that they would be presenting their final arguments before the division bench on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. The bench is hearing the petition of Dr Arsalan who has challenged the composition of JIT claiming that most of the members chosen by the NAB chief were affectees of decisions given by his father in different cases hence their bias cannot be ruled out.
According to NAB media office, the JIT has decided to record the statement of Salman Ahmed, son in law of Malik Riaz Hussain in the near future. Ahmed is one of the relevant persons who is privy to or acquainted with the facts and transactions related to this case. His role in the case will be examined from all aspects.
After recording statements of all persons connected with the case and verification of certain records the inquiry team will determine its next course of action. Evidence and reports from overseas authorities have already been sought it added. The JIT is also due to visit London and the UAE to pursue investigations.
However, their trips have been brought into question by Dr Arsalan’s lawyers.