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Investigation team formed to probe into recovery of liquor bottles from Memon's room.

KARACHI -- Sindh Inspector General Police Amjad Javed Saleemi has set up a high-level committee to probe recovery of three bottles of liquor from former Sindh minister Sharjeel Memon's room in Ziauddin Hospital.

Sources say a committee headed by DIG South Javed Akhtar and comprised of SP Investigation South and SP East will look into the matter and submit its report within a week.

The Boat Basin police registered the case against Memon, his driver and two servants under Section 4 (possessing or owing intoxicant) of the Prohibition (Enforcement of Hadd) Order. 1979.

The Section 4 reads: 'Whoever owns, possesses or keeps in his custody any intoxicant shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term, which may extend to two years, or with whipping not exceeding thirty stripes, and shall also be liable to fine.'

Earlier, on Saturday Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had paid surprise visit to the PPP leader's luxury room in Zia-ud-Din hospital hospitals where Sharjeel Memon was undergoing treatment and found the liquor bottles from his room.

When inquired, Sharjeel Memon said that he had nothing to do with the liquor bottles. However, CJP had ordered to shift the PPP leader back to jail and to launch an investigation into the matter.

CJP Saqib Nisar also directed to present CCTv footage of the last one month. 'Nobody will be spared and those responsible will be dealt with according to the law,' he had said.

After the orders, police arrested Memon, his driver and one of his servants. The driver had told reporters that as far as he knew, the bottles found in Memon's room contained 'oil' and 'honey'.

Justice Nisar had also photographed the alcohol bottles and warned of consequences to those who broke the law.

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