LHC grants bail to Elahi in illegal recruitment case

Lawyer accuses anti-corruption department of planting fake evidence

May 21, 2024
Pervaiz Elahi speaks with media persons in Lahore ahead of hearing on June 13, 2023. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB/Express News


The Lahore High Court (LHC) granted bail on Tuesday to former Punjab chief minister Pervez Elahi in the illegal recruitment case. 

Justice Sultan Tanvir Ahmad presided over the hearing. Elahi's counsel, Amir Saeed Rawn, argued that the anti-corruption body filed the case after a delay of two years. He further stated in the bail plea that Elahi had neither accepted money against recruitment nor had any involvement in the recruitment procedure.

Rawn accused the anti-corruption department of planting fake evidence during the raid at Elahi's residence.

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However, the anti-corruption lawyer informed the court that the case against Elahi was filed in compliance with legal procedures and the former chief minister was taken into custody on October 25, 2023.

Following arguments from both sides, the court approved the bail application.

Elahi was booked by the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Punjab on charges of illegally recruiting a low-ranking officer as his principal secretary by misusing his powers when he was serving as the chief minister and receiving bribe.


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