Yet another shocking revelation has been made in the Axact fake degree scam which has led to the disqualification of the judge who acquitted Shoaib Ahmad and his companions.
Pervaizul Qadir Memon — who is the Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) — has been removed, following the issuance of a notification from IHC which stated that he took a Rs. 5 million bribe, reports confirmed.
The notification read:
The Chief Justice, as authority, on taking into consideration the record and personal hearing afforded to him and having found the accused officer guilty of the…charges, hereby order that major penalty of removal from service be imposed upon Pervaizul Qadir Memon, ADSJ [under suspension], with immediate effect.
The major breakthrough in the case occurred when Memon himself agreed before the IHC that he took the bribes that led to the acquittal of the suspects.
Following the confession, IHC issued a show-cause notice which stated:
[He] committed an act of corruption by receiving illegal gratification to the tune of Rs. 5 million for the acquittal of accused [Shoaib Ahmed Sheikh] through judgment dated 31.10.2016.
Further Action against Judge
Qadir Memon recorded his confession for indulging in corruption before the Departmental Promotion Committee that comprised of Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani.
The committee then recommended the removal of the judge from service as he was not fit for the position of additional district and sessions judge.
The fresh notification states that the Chief Justice of the IHC has “issued a final notice to the accused officer to show cause as to why he should not be removed from service,” following the recommendation of the departmental promotion committee.