A judicial magistrate on Friday sent eight suspects in the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) entry test leak case to jail on 14-day judicial remand.
An Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE) official had earlier produced the men, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Anees, Shujauddin, Asif Naseer, Ahsan Murtaza, Farooq Ali, Usman Ahmed and Hafiz Abu Bakar before Magistrate Noor Muhammad Dhotar and sought a five-day extension in their physical remand. The Anti Corruption Establishment officials told the court that the relevant documents had been recovered from the suspects.
Advocate Chaudhry Muhammad Naseer Gujjar, Shujauddin’s counsel, reiterated that his client was innocent. He said that Shujauddin owned am internet cafe and had nothing to do with the question paper leak. He said that if ACE had recovered the material from the suspects, they should produce it before the court. The judge observed that the investigation team had failed to satisfy the court and sent the suspects to jail.
The FIR was registered by Lt Col (retired) Farooq Ahmed, the UET security officer, with the Gujjarpura police station under Sections 409 (criminal breach of trust) and 109 (abetment) of the PPC.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2011.