Attack on NAB deputy director's house in G-B was inside job: police

Assailants opened fire at the house of the top graft body's official in Gilgit-Baltistan

Shabbir Mir February 09, 2017
Assailants opened fire at the house of the graft body's official in Gilgit-Baltistan. PHOTO: EXPRESS

GILGIT: The attack on National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Deputy Director Abdul Majid's house in Gilgit was planned and executed by two of his domestic staffers, the police said on Thursday.

On Wednesday, unidentified assailants opened fire at the NAB deputy director’s house.

"The attackers were private employees working at the NAB official’s house," DIG police Gohar Nafees told The Express Tribune.

"We have arrested the assailants and have recovered the weapons used in the incident," the officer said, adding that the perpetrators had confessed and had surrendered the weapons used.

NAB deputy director's house attacked in G-B

The gunmen broke into the house of the NAB official at about 7.45am and set the entrance door on fire. Majid was asleep at the time of the attack. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Police officials registered a case against unidentified men following the incident.

Investigators assaulted: NAB takes notice of official’s manhandling by accused family

NAB officials have been investigating corruption cases in G-B, but this was the first attack on a bureau official.

Last year, NAB authorities took notice of an incident when one of its teams was assaulted by relatives of rental power project scam suspect Raja Babar Ali Zulqarnain, the son of former Azad Jammu and Kashmir president Raja Zulqurnain, during a search of his house.