Liquor case: Police file charge-sheet against Sharjeel Memon and 15 other witnesses who tampered evidence

Liquor case: Police file charge-sheet against Sharjeel Memon and 15 other witnesses who tampered evidence

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KARACHI: Police filed a charge-sheet against former Sindh minister Sharjeel Memon to a District South judicial magistrate  in a case pertaining to recovery of three bottles of liquor from his hospital room.

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar discovered alcohol bottles in his surprise visit to Memon’s room at a private hospital in Karachi. Following the raid and examination, Memon was shifted to Central Prison Karachi.

The PPP leader, his three servants – Shakar Din, Mushtaque Ali and Muhammad Jam – Central Jail, Karachi assistant superintendent Naseem Ahmed and Habib Ahmed have been named as accused in the investigation report.

His servants admitted to tampering with evidence. Shakar Din confessed that he threw the bottles into a dustbin in order to discard the evidence.

Shakaruddin has admitted to chucking liquor bottles in a dustbin. Police recovered two cigarette packs from the room. The CCTV shows that the suspect tampered with pieces of evidence.

Fifteen witnesses have been listed in the charge-sheet.

The police added, Memon was admitted in room number 4013 of a private hospital. On August 1, it came to know of illegal activities in his room on August 1 from the CCTV footage.

The investigation officer said in the challan submitted to a judicial magistrate that as many as three bottles were confiscated from Memon’s room, of which one bottled contained “two inches” of alcohol.

As many as 15 eyewitnesses will be presented before the court, said the challan, and except Memon, all other suspects are on bail.

On September 1, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar paid a surprise visit to the Ziauddin Hospital where he found three bottles of liquor in the room of the incarcerated PPP leader.

Subsequently, Memon was shifted to Central Jail, Karachi and a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against him with the Boat Basin police station.

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