A judicial magistrate on Friday handed over three men, accused of leaking the entry test questions of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), to the Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE) and extended their physical remand by one day.
Inspector Abid Javed of the ACE produced the accused, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Anees and Shujauddin, in Muhammad Irfan Anjum’s court. The inspector had sought 13-day physical remand of the accused.
On Friday, Shujauddin’s counsel told the court that his client was innocent. He said that it was unlawful for the anti corruption to register an FIR before an investigation. He said that Shujauddin owned an internet café and had nothing to do with the paper leak.
He said that his client was implicated for sending email to two email addresses from his personal email address and photocopying 12 pages of material.
He said there was no evidence that he was aware that the papers contained entry test questions. He said all Shujauddin had done was send the emails and make photocopies because a customer had asked him to do so.
“How would he know what the customers have? Sending emails and photocopying is his business,” the counsel added.
Inspector Javed told the court that the accused apparently belonged to a criminal group of which remaining members had to be arrested. He informed the court that the police had recovered computers, laptop and money from those arrested.
After hearing arguments from both sides, the judge extended the physical remand by one day.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2011.
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