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Lahore court acquits former FIA chief Bashir Memon

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) chief Bashir Memon. — APP/File

  • FIA says Bashir Memon has been found innocent in investigation.
  • It says he is not wanted in any case.
  • Bashir Memon withdraws his interim bail plea from court.

LAHORE: A sessions court Tuesday acquitted former Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) chief Bashir Memon based on an investigation report presented in court.

The case against Memon for allegedly facilitating a suspect wanted for financial crimes overseas and for failing to investigate the person’s money laundering allegations was heard before a Lahore additional sessions judge and the FIA also presented its report.

Read more: Govt targeted me to scare officials into obedience, says ex FIA chief Bashir Memon

The FIA also acquitted the former chief, mentioning that Memon was found innocent in the investigation and he was not wanted in any case.

The court decided to acquit Memon after seeing FIA’s report, after which the former director-general withdrew his interim bail plea from court.

Earlier, Memon had said that by making him an example, the then PTI government wanted him to send a message to all government officials that “if they disobeyed, they would be ridiculed, jailed, and their pensions would be halted.”

Read more: ‘All of Bashir Memon’s allegations are baseless,’ says Imran Khan

Courtesy : GeoNews

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