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Treason case: Prosecution terms record tampering allegations baseless

ISLAMABAD: Prosecutor Akram Sheikh on Thursday submitted his written testimony in the special court hearing high treason case against former president General (R) Pervez Musharraf.

According to Akram Sheikh, the record tampering allegations are baseless and ridiculous. He demanded the rejection of defense counsel’s application.

The three-member special court headed by Justice Faisal Arab heard the treason case. The original tape of Musharraf’s emergency speech was shown in the court. Both English and Urdu versions of the speech were presented.

Akram Sheikh submitted his written testimony in response to the defence counsel’s application requesting the court to take custody of all the official records.

The defence counsel claimed dealing with records with full honesty. In response, Akram Sheikh labeled the allegations of record tampering as baseless. He said that FIA has not ordered any roznamcha, instead nine diaries have been sought which can be presented in court in sealed envelopes. He demanded cancellation of defence counsel’s application calling it unfounded. Justice Arab said that in case the defence counsel disagrees, the court will not permit presenting the diaries as evidence.

The court was adjourned till 12 August.



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