ISLAMABAD: FIA authorities claimed on Wednesday that Dr Shahid Masood had failed to give satisfactory answers to queries posed by the agency and had also not disclosed details pertaining to the bank accounts of suspect Imran Ali.
According to details, the Joint Investigation Team constituted by Punjab government on the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan concluded its investigation pertaining to the allegations made by TV anchor Dr Shahid Masood regarding the Zainab rape-and-murder case.
FIA authorities claimed that Dr Shahid Masood had been given three chances to submit his response to forty questions that were posed to the television anchor.
However, FIA authorities claimed that Dr Shahid Masood had failed to disclose details of the foreign accounts he had spoken of during his show and did not give satisfactory answers to the queries.
The JIT will submit its report at the Supreme Court of Pakistan after two days.
The curious case of 33 bank accounts
Dr Shahid Masood directly addressed Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and urged him to take notice of the fact that suspect Imran Ali was not a mentally deranged person neither was he a carpenter. He alleged that Punjab government had not disclosed the truth about the suspect.
The television anchor claimed that Imran Ali was part of an international mafia who were in the business of ‘Violent Child Pornography’. He alleged that suspect Imran Ali was operating 37 bank accounts in his name.
“Transactions of thousands of dollars, pounds and euros have taken place in all accounts that the suspect was operating,” he claimed.
Dr Shahid Masood alleged that Imran Ali was being patronised by an influential political figure in Pakistan and that a federal minister was also part of the racket.
He said that suspect Imran Ali’s life was in danger since the provincial government was trying to ensure that the facilitators of the suspect were not exposed.
PTI chief Imran Khan also took to Twitter and before the allegations were established or heard in court, he tweeted about them.
Story first published: 28th February 2018