Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested renowned anchor and media person, Dr Shahid Masood, from outside the court.
Dr Shahid had come to the court to get an extension of bail in the PTV corruption case. Further expansion in his bail was, however, rejected and he was arrested from the premises of Islamabad High Court.
Shahid Masood, who was on interim bail, has previously escaped from the trial court once the court rejected his bail and ordered FIA to apprehend him.
The agency made several raids on his residence in Islamabad and his office, but he was out of the scene until his lawyers got his bail approved.
What’s the Case?
Dr Shahid Masood has remained PTV head during the last days of Musharraf’s regime. The renowned political analyst is under investigation of embezzlement of funds worth Rs38 million
He is alleged to have signed an agreement with a fake company to obtain the media rights for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) which caused the state-owned television channel a huge loss.
Dr Shahid’s Version
However, Masood vehemently denies any involvement in the case as he claims the case was made against him years after he left PTV, just because he started to expose the corruption in the state-run TV channel.