Lahore: Test leak accused sent on judicial remand
LAHORE: Judicial Magistrate Noor Muhammad on Friday sent eight persons to jail on 14-day judicial remand for their alleged involved in leaking entrance test paper of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET).
On Friday, the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) produced eight accused Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Anees and Shujauddin, Asif Naseer, Ahsan Murtaza, Farooq Ali, Usman Ahmed and Hafiz Abu Bakar before the judicial magistrate and sought five-day extension in their physical remand to carry out further investigation.
The officials informed the court that computers and other equipment being used in the crime had been recovered from the possession of the accused persons and now the officials wanted to arrest their co-accused.
While Advocate Muhammad Naseer Gujar, counsel for Shujauddin (an accused) told the court that his client was innocent and there was no need to send him on physical remand. He told the court that Shujauddin was running an internet cafÈ and had nothing to do with paper leaking case. He said that if ACE had recovered the things from the possession of the accused why the officials were not producing them before the court. He prayed to the court to send the accused on judicial remand.
However, the judge said that the investigation team failed to satisfy the court for grant of further physical remand so the judge declined request for further physical remand and sent all the accused to jail.
According to case details, initially police had arrested three accused in this case. Later, five others were arrested by Gujjarpurra police. UET Security In Charge Lt Col (retd) Farooq Ahmed Khan in a complaint had claimed that Anees and his accomplices Shujauddin and Ashraf were involved in stealing and leaking entrance test papers.
Police had registered a case under sections 409 (criminal breach of trust by a public servant) and 109 (abetment) of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).