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SHC turns down bail plea of Aijaz Jakhrani in assets beyond income cases

SHC turns down bail plea of Aijaz Jakhrani in assets beyond income cases
December 17, 2020

KARACHI (92 News) - The Sindh High Court (SHC) has turned down the plea seeking bail of Sindh CM's adviser on Prisons Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, who is facing assets beyond income cases filed by the NAB on Thursday.

The Sindh High Court (SHC) has also rejected the interim bail plea of Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani in the graft cases against him. The officials of the anti-corruption watchdog were activated to arrest Jakhrani after the rejection of his bail petition, however, he did not appear in the hearing.

During the hearing, Jakhrani’s counsel argued that the corruption reference was biased and the inquiry was initiated against his client over the request of political rivals.

It is noteworthy here that the NAB had accused Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani and four others of their alleged involvement in corruption worth Rs740 million in a reference, whereas, the Sindh CM’s aide and 12 others are facing charges of Rs360 million corruption in the second reference.