Even the dead has to return the money earned by corruption – CJ Khosa
- Asif Saeed Khosa says that the money that is earned by corrupt means is to be returned even after death.
- Fine of 30 million imposed worth nothing if compared with the present price of the plot, remarks Chief Justice.
- Late DSP Jameel Akhtar Kiani owned several properties in the name of his wife Riaz Bibi.
- DSP Jameel Akhtar Kiyani and his wife were found guilty of corruption and having assets beyond means.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa has said that the money that is earned by corrupt means is to be returned even after death. He said this while hearing an appeal against the payment fine in a corruption case. Supreme Court has continued the payment of fine worth 30 million rupees in a case pertaining to the misuse of power and authority by late DSP Jameel Akhtar Kiani.
During the hearing, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa remarked that the plot was purchased 50 years ago against the payment of 20.5 million rupees. The value of the plot will be more than 2.5 billion rupees now.
He said that the amount of fines imposed is far from corruption. A fine of 30 million rupees imposed in 2003 worth nothing if compared with the present price of the plot. The lawyers of the appellant said that the accused can not pay the money as he is no more part of this world.
Chief Justice said that the amount of imposed fine can’t be lessened and can only be increased instead. The real issue is that when and how the assets worth 9 million rupees were made, he argued.
Court ordered to pay Rs 3 crores of fine. Jameel Akhtar Kiyani had joined the police force as an assistant sub-inspector and later on Mr.Kiyani, his wife and son were convicted of having amassed assets and properties through illegal means. The late DSP was charged for having the assets beyond means. His properties included several plots and houses in the Defence Housing Authority in his wife’s name.
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