LAHORE - A Judicial Magistrate on Thursday extended four day physical remand of former Lesco Chief Executive Officer Arshad Rafiq and Director (Operations) Mahboob Ali accused of illegally interrupting electricity supply to general public and misuse of powers.

FIA officials produced both the accused in a Judicial Magistrate of district courts and said that they violated the supply schedule approved by the Prime Minister’s Office.  They provided electricity to various factories instead of general public by misusing their powers besides it they were involved in corruption.  On other hand, the counsel of the accused opposed the arguments of FIA and said that the agency was concealing the facts.  He said that the accused were innocent and had nothing to do with the allegations levelled against him.  FIA requested the court to extend his physical remand for investigation. As this, the judge extended four-day physical remand of former Lesco Chief Executive Officer and Director (Operations) and handed them over to FIA with directions to produce them on June 16.

Meanwhile, an Anti-Terrorism Court on Thursday sent four accused including former husband of Farzana who was tortured to death outside the LHC at Fane road by bricks, on judicial remand.

On Thursday, police produced four people including Zahid and Ghulam Ali, the brothers of the deceased lady, and her former husband Mazhar Iqbal in the court and requested the court to send them on judicial remand as investigation had been completed in the case. The father of Farzana had already been sent to jail on judicial remand.  About 25 to 30 people tortured Farzana with bricks, leaving her dead on the spot at Fane road outside the Lahore High Court  few days back. The incident caused serious panic in the society besides of international condemnation to the deteriorating law and order situation in the country.