Sharjeel Memon shifted to jail from hospital, CJP orders probe into liquor bottles recovery

Dunya News

Justice Nisar also photographed liquor bottles and warned of consequences to those who broke the law

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday ordered an investigation into the recovery of liquor bottles from Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Memon’s room in Ziauddin hospital.

While ordering an inquiry, the CJP ordered to present CCTv footage of the last one month.

Justice Saqib Nisar’s visit to National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Jinnah Hospital and Zia-ud-Din Hospital in Karachi comes after Sindh Prisons Inspector General (IG) briefed him about admission of VIP prisoners in the hospitals.

The Sindh Prisons IG had briefed the CJP about the hospitals where Sharjeel Memon, Anwar Majeed, Abdul Ghani Majeed were undergoing treatment.

After the briefing, the CJP paid surprise visit to the PPP leader’s luxury room in Zia-ud-Din hospital where he was sleeping. Memon was awaked on his directions after which he walked out of his room without any support.

Justice Nisar asked Memon he came to to inquire about his health after which he directed the Sindh Prisons IG to shift the PPP leader back to jail as he was in good health.

During his visit to ex-provincial minister’s room, the top judge found the liquor bottles after which, he asked where is attorney general. When inquired, Sharjeel Memon said that he had nothing to do with the liquor bottles.

Following the findings, police and jail officials rushed to the hospital and shifted Memon to the jail and sealed his room. Police have taken custody of the material seized from the room. The seized items have been sent to a laboratory for forensic tests, the officer said.

“Nobody will be spared and those responsible will be dealt with according to the law,” he said.

Police have also arrested Memon’s driver and one of his servants. The driver told reporters that as far as he knew, the bottles found in Memon’s room contained “oil” and “honey”.

Justice Nisar also photographed the alcohol bottles and warned of consequences to those who broke the law.

Nisar also visited the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) and National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) where Hussain Lawai and Anwar Majeed, accused in the money laundering case, are admitted.

He examined various items in their rooms and also confiscated some records from Majeed’s room. Both Lawai and Majeed are considered close to former president Asif Ali Zardari, who is also being probed in the same case.

Sharjeel Memon is accused of more than six billion rupees corruption case while heading the Sindh Information Ministry.