Published On: Tue, Feb 9th, 2021
Published in Category: Crime

SHC questions FIA action against Karachi software house

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KARACHI : The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit comments on a petition questioning its jurisdiction to take action against a software house in Karachi.

Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto of the SHC asked the FIA to explain under what law it took action against the petitioner. The investigation officer replied that the FIA laws on fraud empower the agency to deal with such crimes. At this, the court directed the FIA lawyer to forward his arguments in this regard at next hearing.

The FIA submitted a reply to the petition, which the court took on record and directed the petitioner to file a rejoinder.

When asked about progress made in investigation against the software house, the IO said they need relevant data, which they have been unable to find as yet. He expressed apprehension that the data will be discarded, if they couldn’t get access to it. The hearing was adjourned until Feb 12.