Court grants FIA five days’ physical remand of Shahid Masood

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ISLAMABAD: A District and Session Court granted five days’ physical remand of Dr. Shahid Masood to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday in a case pertaining to alleged financial irregularities in the state-owned television. A team of FIA produced television anchor Dr. Shahid Masood before the court today and pleaded for 10 days’ physical remand of Masood for investigation of the case. The judge granted five days’ physical remand of Masood to FIA and ordered the investigation agency to produce him before the court after completion of the remand period. The investigation agency had arrested Dr Shahid Masood from court premises on Friday after Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed his bail petition. Masood had filed a plea in IHC after his interim bail period expired on Friday. He appeared before the court to get bail in Rs38 million PTV misappropriation case. The FIA arrested Masood after Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani of IHC dismissed his petition for pre-arrest bail. NNI