Lahore: Notice issued to FIA on Moonis’ petition
LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge on Thursday sought comments from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) till Feb 12 on a petition seeking suspension of a magisterial court order about initiating proceedings (non-bailable arrest warrants in NICL scam) against Moonis Elahi for declaring him a proclaimed offender.
The counsel for Moonis Elahi, Advocate Amir, filed a revision petition in the court contending that FIA authorities had misguided the court just for getting arrest warrants for Moonis on Jan 28.
He said the FIA had summoned Moonis to appear in NICL investigation and a representative of his client had submitted a written reply to the FIA on Jan 27, stating that his client was not in Pakistan and would join investigation within seven days, but the FIA got arrest warrants on the very next day which was a violation of the law.
The counsel pointed out that since FIA had obtained arrest warrants by misguiding the magisterial court, therefore, subsequent proceedings of declaring Moonis as PO was null and void according to the law.
On this, the court issued pre-admission notice to the FIA for Feb 12.