SC forms bench to hear Kamran Faisal case

Kamran Faisal case
SC forms bench to hear Kamran Faisal case

ISLAMABAD: During Wednesday’s hearing of the rental power projects (RPP) implementation case, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said a separate Supreme Court bench would hear the case pertaining to the death of K

Chief Justice Iftikhar said the court could not overlook Faisal’s death.Faisal was found dead in his room under mysterious circumstances. He was investigating the scam under ‘pressure’ and had recently requested the Supreme Court to exclude him from the case in which Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf had been nominated as one of the accused.

The chief justice moreover remarked that Faisal’s demise was an extremely sad incident, adding that after his death no one could be considered safe in the country.Chief Justice Iftikhar added that Faisal was found dead on Jan 18 and expressed his dismay saying even a First Information Report (FIR) had not been registered over it.NAB Prosecutor General K K Agha said the bureau was being accused over the investigator’s death.Responding to which, the chief justice said those responsible for Faisal’s death must be arrested.

The chief justice added that another apex court bench would be constituted to hear the case pertaining to the investigator’s death.Also during the hearing, NAB’s chairman Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari retracted his statement over suspending the probe into the RPP scam until an inquiry into Faisal’s death was concluded.Bokhari added that the NAB’s investigations into the scam would continue.

Moreover, Agha said everyone wanted to know the truth behind Faisal’s death, adding that a transparent inquiry should be held into the matter.The hearing was later adjourned to Jan 29.After the hearing was adjourned, it was reported that bench number two has been delegated to hear the case concerning Faisal’s death. It comprises of Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain.This bench is scheduled to hear the case on Thursday. – DunyaNews