ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Corruption court has issued arrest warrants for business tycoon Malik Riaz and his son Ali Riaz in a 1,400 kanal land scam, Express News reported on Tuesday.
Special Judge Chaudhry Zafar Iqbal ordered the anti-corruption department to arrest the two respondents and present them before the court on July 23.
Other respondents in the case also appeared before the anti-corruption court.
Last month, the Supreme Court of Pakistan had taken a suo motu notice against chief justice’s son Dr Arsalan Iftikhar and Riaz, following media reports that Iftikhar had received between Rs300 and Rs400 million from the businessman to influence judicial proceedings.
Riaz had later held a press conference holding a pocket-sized copy of the Holy Quran, unleashing allegations against the chief justice. The court had sent him a contempt of court notice over the press conference. But, the contempt of court law was amended a few days before the Supreme Court had decided to indict Riaz, forcing the apex court to adjourn the indictment hearing.
On Monday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had also issued fresh notices to Riaz to appear before investigators probing the Arsalan-Riaz case.
Correction: Due to an editing error, the word “kanal” was earlier misspelled as “Canal”. The error is regretted.