Muhammad Khan Bhatti records confession statement on ‘Managing’ Judges at behest of Elahi and Moonis

Former principal secretary to chief minister Muhammad Khan Bhatti has recorded his confession statement against the former chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and his son Moonis Elahi.

Bhatti who was arrested from Quetta while he was trying to go to Iran in his statement under section 164 of CrPc has confessed about how he paid a heavy amount of money allegedly on the behest of the former chief minister and his son manage some of the judges to get decisions of their favour in the ongoing cases.

He admitted giving bribes to two senior judges on the behest of Elahi and Moonis and audio and video of it are also available with concerned departments.

Sources from Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) said that Bhatti is likely to become the approver against the former chief minister and his son as he is aware of all of their wrongdoings be it giving bribe to frontmen of different high placed bureaucrats, judges or accommodating blue eyed contractors and officials on their behest which has caused loss of billions of rupees to National exchequer.

Sources maintained that these videos could further establish the connection between the said judge whose previous audio leak also surfaced a weeks ago in which he was talking to former CM Elahi about the presence of Muhammad Khan Bhatti at his home.

Director General ACE Sohail Zafar Chattha has formed a four member team who will bring Bhatti to Lahore as a Rs 800 million corruption case has already been registered against him at ACE. “In which he had received a huge amount of money for transfer and postings and millions of rupees commission to award contracts of development works,” a senior official said.

In this case, an XEN of C&W Rana Iqbal has already been arrested who has recorded his confession statement against Bhatti in the court.

“Now Bhatti is ready to become approver and had confessed that everything was done on former chief minister and his son’s instructions.

It is pertinent to mention that Bhatti’s career started during the 1990s when his brother, Ahmad Khan Bhatti, was working with the Chaudhrys of Gujrat. He was appointed as a grade-7 officer in 1995 as part of the union council government at a time when Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi was the chairman of the concerned union council. In 1997, in an unusual career hike, he was promoted to Grade-19 and posted in the Punjab Assembly.

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