Former Malir DC sent to jail on judicial remand

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials presented Muhammad before the accountability court


Our Correspondent January 15, 2019
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials presented Muhammad before the accountability court. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: An administrative judge of the accountability court sent on Monday former Malir deputy commissioner Kazi Jan Muhammad to jail on judicial remand for his involvement in the illegal allotments of government plots.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials presented Muhammad before the accountability court. NAB prosecutor argued that the investigation against Muhammad has been completed and he should be sent to jail.

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The counsel for the accused maintained that Muhammad is a cardiac patient and should be provided B Class in NAB custody. The counsel also sought permission to provide medicines to the accused. According to the NAB, Muhammad is accused of illegal allotment of 27 plots in Scheme 31 and Scheme 33 of Malir district, in collusion with officials of the revenue department, which caused a loss of more than Rs2.5 billion to the national exchequer.

The accused is also sought in several other cases of corruption and unfair use of his authority.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 15th, 2019.

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