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IHC approves interim bail to Nasir Janjua in alleged videogate case

IHC approves interim bail to Nasir Janjua in alleged videogate case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday granted interim bail to accused Nasir Janjua and prevented the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from arresting him in the video scandal case of former Accountability court Judge Arshad Malik.

Important element, Nasir Janjua, of video scandal over blackmail claims relating to the jailing of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges reached the IHC for bail hearing which was presided over by the Acting Chief Justice Justice Amir Farooq.

After hearing the preliminary arguments, the high court passed the interim bail and issued a notice to the FIA ordering not to arrest the accused at the next hearing whereas IHC also ordered Nasir to submit surety bonds of Rs2 lacs by July 30.

On July 18, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided at the house of Nasir Butt, located in Dhok Ratta area of Rawalpindi, who is the central character of the Judge video scandal.

Sources said Butt has fled to London after the footage of Judge was shown by PML-N leaders in a press conference. Sources added that younger brother of Nasir Butt, Hafiz Abdullah Butt is also on the run whereas mobile phones of Nasir Butt in Pakistan and in London are off.

Sources further said FIA is continuously monitoring the house of Nasir Butt and all details of his journeys abroad have been gained.