The Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, have denied a declare by former federal minister and PPP Karachi president Dr Asim Hussain that he was “closely drugged” when a video was recorded of him making a ‘confession’ while in custody of the paramilitary pressure final yr.
Dr Asim had claimed on Geo TV’s ‘Aaj Shahzaib Khanzada Kay Saath‘ on Friday that he didn’t keep in mind what he had stated within the confessional video as a result of he had been drugged and confined to a basement.
He claimed that he additionally didn’t know what drug he had been administered by Rangers personnel.
“I do not keep in mind as a result of I feel I used to be closely drugged into it,” the shut aide of former president Asif Zardari alleged.
Within the footage telecast by TV channels final yr in June, Dr Asim was seen sitting on a chair and maligning the social gathering management. He additionally levelled critical allegations towards Zardari’s foster brother Owais Muzaffar alias Tappi.
A press launch issued by the Rangers on Saturday denied Dr Asim’s allegations towards the regulation enforcement company, terming them “opposite to the details”.
“Dr Asim has by no means beforehand levelled such allegations throughout custody, appearances in courts or after [his] launch,” the assertion stated.
The Rangers recalled that Dr Asim is at present launched on bail and instances registered towards him are being heard in courts.
Dr Asim was launched from a sub-jail arrange for him on the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre on March 31 after a bit over 19 months in detention.
He was granted bail in two corruption references filed by NAB for allegedly inflicting big losses to the nationwide exchequer by way of corrupt practices.
Dr Asim, who was serving as chairman of the Sindh Greater Schooling Fee, was picked up by Rangers personnel on Aug 26, 2015, for his alleged involvement in offences falling inside the ambit of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
He remained in Rangers’ preventive detention for ninety days earlier than being handed over to police in a case registered towards him and others for allegedly treating and harbouring suspected terrorists, political militants and gangsters at his hospital on the request of Rauf Siddiqui, Wasim Akhtar and Saleem Shahzad of the Muttahida Qaumi Motion (MQM); Pak Sarzameen Social gathering president Anis Kaimkhani; PPP’s Abdul Qadir Patel, and Pasban’s Usman Moazzam.
Additionally learn: Dr Asim Hussain case timeline
Later, NAB obtained his custody for interrogation and investigation into his alleged involvement in corruption. One of many two corruption instances pertained to inflicting lack of Rs462.5 billion by allegedly misusing his powers, whereas the opposite associated to award of processing fuel from 5 fields in decrease Sindh with out conducting an open public sale, incurring an enormous lack of Rs17.34bn to the nationwide exchequer.
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