Jul 16, 2015

No Eid for Ayyan, Judge goes on leave

It's been more than 3 months and Ayyan's all pleas for bail getting rejected one by one.

This was the 16th time the model was sent on judicial remand since her arrest from Benazir Bhutto International Airport with $500,000.

The model was presented before Banking Court Judge Sabir Sultan since the Customs Court Judge Rana Aftab Ahmed Khan has gone on leave.

Customs prosecutor Muhammad Amin Feroz requested the court to formally charge the suspect with the crime. The judge, however, said he was a duty judge and charge-sheet against the money-laundering suspect could only be presented in the Customs court.

Ali’s counsel Nasir Abbas requested the court to extend the model’s judicial remand till August 3, when the Customs judge is scheduled to return to work. The judge said the judicial remand could not be extended for more than 14 days and thus fixed July 27 as the next hearing.

Officials have reportedly charged the model with currency smuggling. The defence team is expected to plead not guilty and will likely produce private witnesses in the case.

Hearing into Customs Intelligence’s plea for registering a new money-laundering case against the suspect has also been adjourned till August 3.

Some percieve the situations as political victimization and feel sorry for Ali as she is not getting bail. Eid is near and it seems she will not be able to spend Eid with her family or friends.

But on reaching the court, Ayyan Ali received Eid gifts by one of her fans which flashed on TV screens and as usual media highlighted the story.

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