KDA's Nasir Abbas handed over to FIA on two-day remand

Court orders medical examination of the development authority's director-general

Our Correspondent September 27, 2017
The constable is accused of sexually harassing a Chinese woman at the Rawalpindi Railway Station. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Karachi Development Authority (KDA) Director-General Nasir Abbas was handed over on Tuesday to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on a two-day remand.

An additional district and sessions judge, Shahid Memon, also ordered for the medical examination of Abbas at the hospital in jail. The court has ordered that the accused be investigated in the jail hospital.

Following the court's orders, the jail administration produced Abbas before the court on Tuesday. The court declared that the investigating officer (IO) of the case holds the right to take the doctor along when needed. The IO was also ordered by the court to submit the investigation report and produce the accused within two days.

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FIA State Bank Circle's inspector, Muhammad Iqbal, requested the court to order a 14-day remand of the accused. The inspector was of the view that an extended remand of the accused was required because the agency had to recover documents with the help of his identification.

On the other hand, Abbas's lawyer pleaded the court to withhold the remand, saying that his client was seriously ill. Before his arrest, the KDA DG had been undergoing treatment at a local hospital since one month, the lawyer said, adding that Abbas was under treatment at the jail's hospital.

Ordering a two-day remand of Abbas, the court fixed the next hearing for tomorrow (Thursday).

The defendant's lawyer also submitted a bail application of KDA DG upon which the court issued a notice to the FIA.


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