NICL land scam: LHC refers case to a sessions judge

Chief justice LHC directs federal govt to confer powers of judge to enable him to take up the case.

Express July 15, 2011


Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhary has transferred the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) land scam case against PML-Q MPA Moonis Elahi and other offenders to the district and sessions judge, Lahore, Muhammad Mujahid Mustaqeem.

The chief justice LHC directed the federal government to confer powers of a judge of a banking offences’ special court on the sessions judge to enable him to take up the case. On July 5, the judge of a special court for banking offences, Malik Abdul Rasheed refused to hear the NICL case following a heated debate with Elahi’s counsels. He observed that the lawyers tried to influence the court and referred the case to the registrar of the LHC.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2011.


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