Rawalpindi: The Accountability Court in Islamabad rejected the bail application of Tehreek-e-Insaf founder Imran Khan in the £190 million and Tosha Khana references and adjourned the hearing until January 11.
Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Basheer made a decisive ruling on the bail application of PTI founder Imran Khan Tosha Khana in the £190 million references.
The Accountability Court rejected the bail application and postponed the hearing for the Tosha Khana reference until January 11, with January 17 set for the indictment in the £190 million reference. The NAB authorities will present 12 witnesses during the Tosha Khana reference hearing on January 11.
Before reserving the verdict, PTI founder Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi were charged in the Tosha Khana case in the Adiala jail courtroom of Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir, to which the accused Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi denied any wrongdoing.
Tosha Khana Reference: According to the NAB reference, during his prime ministership, the founder chairman of PTI and Bushra Bibi received 108 gifts from various heads of state, out of which 58 gifts were retained by the accused.
On August 1 of last year, the Chairman of NAB ordered the investigation into the Tosha Khana reference, which was subsequently initiated by the DG NAB on August 5 of the same year.
According to the reference, the investigation into Tosha Khana officially began on July 14 of this year. NAB officials stated in the reference that during the investigation, it was discovered that Bushra Bibi received a jewelry set as a gift from the Saudi Crown Prince.
This jewelry set was reported to Tosha Khana by the Military Secretary but was not submitted. Bushra Bibi and the founder of PTI were accused of violating Tosha Khana rules by using their authority to set arbitrary prices on the jewelry sets.
According to the NAB reference, the founder of PTI and Bushra Bibi received the jewelry set against the payment of Rs 90 lakh. An expert in Dubai was also consulted to estimate the actual cost.