Pakistan News / Arslan Iftikhar Case > Malik Riaz, the Central character of alleged graft case of Arsalan Iftikhar, on Tuesday appeared before the media and gave vent to accusations against the son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
Carrying a copy of the holy Quran in his hand and using harsh words against the Chief Justice, the aggressive business tycoon spoke at a crowded press conference, directly hitting the CJP.
Riaz told that “I want answers of three questions from the CJP. He should tell the nation that how many times he met me in the darkness,
Arsalan Iftikhar and serving Registrar of the Supreme Court was also present in the meetings,” he accused, and said “Our common friend had informed the CJP about misdeeds of his son but Mr. Chaudhry didn’t take any action against him.”
Later, in a statement, Registrar of the apex court, gave explanation of the meeting, saying that the CJP had met Riaz during the period of suspension.
“The CJP was being persuaded to meet the President Asif Ali Zardari and accept a bullet-proof vehicle by Malik Raiz, which he flatly declined,” the statement said.
Riaz denied giving any bribe, but claimed innocence. “I was blackmailed by those who enjoy powers in judiciary. I haven’t ever bribed to anyone.”
He accused Arsalan Iftikhar of influencing the court. “Arsalan is running the Supreme Court like a don, but his father might be innocent.”
He said “75 percent of my assets are being used for a common man, but the court in harming my business, the court will solely be responsible if my business was ruined.”