LAHORE - A Special Banking Offences Court on Friday adjourned hearing of the NICL scandal till Saturday (today) after the main accused Monis Elahis counsels requested the court to provide them copies of the statements of the witnesses as they had not received the same from the prosecution even after courts clear orders. The counsels also claimed that the witnesses, while recording their statements under 164 had not given any statements against Moonis. The FIA, they alleged, had fabricated the case only to involve Moonis in the scam. The judge had on May 31 directed the prosecution to provide copies of statements of the witnesses and the challan to Moonis counsels. On past Friday the court had allowed Moonis counsels to argue about the receipt of the copies. The had told the judge that the FIA had registered wrong cases against their client, adding that he was being victimized on political grounds because the Agency has so far been unable to present any 'strong evidence against the PML-Q leader. The counsels further informed the court that it could provide the copies of the statements under 241-A of the CrPc. Moonis Elahi wants justice from this court. Now it depends on the court whether or not it wants to continue the proceedings, the counsels said. The counsels who appeared before the court on Friday included Amjad Pervaiz, Rai Bashir Ahmad, Misbahur Rehman and Amir Rawn. Moonis Elahi, after coming out of an armoured vehicle, told the media persons present on the occasion, that he had returned to Pakistan for seeking justice from courts as he trusted the Pakistan judiciary. His counsels, meanwhile, objected to delaying tactics being applied in the Moonis case. Eight employees of the Allied Bank Limited who appeared as witnesses earlier had recorded their statements before a judicial magistrate and denied making any statements before the FIA against Moonis to involve him in the NICL land scam. The FIA had also submitted an interim challan against Moonis, declaring him as guilty of getting some bogus bank accounts opened for the sake of corruption. According to the initial FIA investigation, a total of 29 witnesses had recorded their statements in the scam case. According to the FIA, Moonis got bogus bank accounts opened in the name of his manager Abdul Maalik and his wife for the sake of corruption in the NICL. Later, the FIA lodged two FIRs against the PML-Q, alleging that his manger Muhammad Maalik opened forged accounts in the Allied Bank Limiteds New Airport branch and Dubai Islamic Banks Main Boulevard branch. Mohsin Warriach deposited Rs320 million and Rs220 million in the first account and Rs100 million in the second account. The first FIR was registered on December 27, 2010 and the second on January 27, 2011. The FIA believed that actually the money was pocketed by Moonis Elahi. As per the FIAs report, Maalik had stated that he opened an account on the instructions of Moonis Elahi, and an amount of Rs220 million was transferred to that account. As per the FIA account, the bank employees had recorded their statements before the FIA, alleging that Moonis in person had asked them to hand over the cash to his manager Maalik. Later Maalik reneged on his statement. On May 25, the aforementioned employees while recording their statements before a magisterial court had categorically denied their statements against Moonis as claimed by the FIA.