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Sharjeel shifted to jail after recovery of liquor bottles from hospital room

KARACHI: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar’s surprise visit to PPP leader Sharjeel Memon’s room at the Ziauddin hospital on Saturday morning led to recovery of three bottles of liquor. 

The chief justice’s visit not only caught the former Sindh minister off guard but also spurred the police into action after discovery of the bottles of liquor from his hospital room.

Memon has been shifted to Central Jail, Karachi and so far three people, including a security guard, have been arrested while CCTV footage and other evidence have also been collected from the room to ascertain how did the bottles reach there.

The room where the PPP leader was being treated was also sealed.

SSP South Omar Shahid Hamid told media that bottles of liquor and other things were recovered from Memon’s room. They all will be sent to a forensic lab for chemical examination, he added.

He said the jail authorities will have to explain as to how these things got into the room.

Hamid said CCTV footage and other evidence have been collected and added it was the responsibility of security guard to check the people visiting Sharjeel Memon.

According to ARY News correspondent Nazeer Shah, the bottles of alcohol seized from the PPP leader’s room were expensive and of foreign origin.

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