ISLAMABAD The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Joint Secretary, Ministry of Interior to appear before the apex court and appraise it regarding the status of a case regarding fake arms licences. Earlier, on February 25, the court had rejected an inquiry report of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on fake arms licenses while terming it incomplete. A three-member bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ch. Ijaz Ahmed and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday heard the case. The court was hearing a bail plea of one Shehzad Ahmed, who was booked by the FIA on his alleged involvement in the issuance of fake arms licences. Shehzad Ahmad was a contractor of the Ministry of Interior for supplying stationery items. Later, he established links in the Ministry and started issuing fake computerised arms & ammunition licences to different people. Till his arrest, he issued 32,148 licences for Rs 5,000 each. Justice (R) Tariq Mahmood, counsel for the applicant, submitted in the court that three Section Officers of the Interior Ministry, including Abdul Hakeem Kurd, Haji Abdul Khaliq and Malik Iftikhar, who were allegedly involved in the issuance of fake arms licences, were released on bail, but his client had been refused bail by the High Court. He contended that his client was not involved in issuance of any fake licences. He said that his client was behind the bars, however, trial had not yet started. And the special court that is meant for cyber crimes was not established as well, he added. The court grilled Raja Aleem Abbasi, Deputy Attorney General, at his failure to appraise the court regarding the matter. You neither know law nor the case, then for what have you appeared before the court, observed the bench. Investigation officer of the case, Inspector from Federal Investigation Agency, also appeared before the court and admitted the fact that as many as nine months have lapsed, but the case is still incomplete. He denied the claims of the petitioner that everything was done under the law and said the Ministry did not have any agreement with him. The court directed the investigation officer to bring Joint Secretary of the relevant Ministry with him on next hearing (today).