Mohsin Baig case: IHC issues contempt notice to FIA's director 

Mohsin Baig case: IHC issues contempt notice to FIA's director 

Islamabad (Web Desk): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday issued contempt of court notice to the director of cybercrime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over the misuse of 'power' in journalist Mohsin Baig case.

IHC bench headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah, was hearing the petition filed by Baig's wife through the Journalist Defence Committee.

During the hearing, the court declared the raid on Baig's house abuse of power.

It observed that the FIA is continuously misusing power on the directives of public office holders, which is alarming.

In his remarks, IHC CJ Athar Minallah said that such a role by an agency or the state in a democratic country is not tolerable.

The court issued a show-cause notice to the FIA's cybercrime wing director and adjourned the hearing till February 24.

The IHC also summoned the attorney general of Pakistan to the next hearing to give arguments in defence of FIA's case.

Moreover, the IHC directed the cybercrime wing director to submit an affidavit containing arguments for why the court shouldn't take action against him on misuse of power.

On February 16, the FIA, along with the police, had raided the Baig's house in Islamabad and arrested him on a complaint, containing allegations of defamation, filed by Communications and Postal Services Minister Murad Saeed.