The hearing of the application filed by Moonis Elahi for acquittal in the National Industrial Corporation Limited (NICL) scam was adjourned by October 15 as District and Sessions Judge Mujahid Mustaqeem was on leave.
Previously, after appointment of new prosecutors by the FIA, the court had directed FIA prosecutors Chaudhary Muhammad Aslam and Zia Islam to argue on Wednesday on acquittal application.
In earlier proceedings, the counsel of Moonis Elahi had argued that the FIR lodged by the FIA in the NICL case had no mention of Moonis Elahi and that all the prosecution witnesses presented by the FIA had also categorically denied giving any statement against his client. He requested the court to acquit his client on these grounds. On being invited for counter arguments by the court, Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam, the FIA prosecutor, asked the court for more time to study the case as he had been recently inducted in the NICL case.