Court grants remand of nine corruption accused

NAB had also arrested SSP Rai Ejaz Ahmad from Karachi. He has served as DPO Gujrat from 2014-16


Our Correspondent December 02, 2018
PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE:  

An accountability court on Saturday granted the 14-day physical remand of nine suspects arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore for their alleged involvement in corruption of over Rs700 million in the Gujrat police funds.

They were presented before the court on Saturday. The prosecution demanded their physical remand for further investigations.

The arrested individuals persons were identified as suspended district accounts officer Chan Peer, Lahore Food Department deputy director Muhammad Afzal, Gujrat DPO office naqdi moharar Muhammad Fayyaz, former DPO office constable Gujrat Rameez Ahmad, Gujrat senior accounts officer Muhammad Ashraf, National Bank manager Gujrat Muhammad Asif Butt, National Bank operations manager Gujrat Shakeel Ahmad and owners of a petrol pump in Gujrat, named Sagheer Ahmad and Ghulam Sarwar.

NAB had also arrested SSP Rai Ejaz Ahmad from Karachi. He has served as DPO Gujrat from 2014-16. The bureau presented him before an accountability court in Sindh for his transit remand.

NAB had alleged that the accused persons had embezzled funds of millions of rupees from Gujrat Police.

Rai Zameer Ahmad, the father of Rai Ejaz, is also wanted by NAB in the scandal.

 

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