ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday sought the stance of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the bail application of Allah Dino Bhayo – former Sindh Assembly member accused of being involved in embezzlement of millions of rupees.
A three-member bench of the SC headed by Justice Mushir Alam heard the case.
Bhayo’s counsel maintained despite the passage of one year, no witness had been presented in the case.
“The NAB again and again sought time in the trial. If time is granted for trial, we will not push for the [bail] application,” he said.
He agreed even if the court granted his client conditional bail.
Justice Alam replied it was not appropriate to listen to the counsel without issuing a notice to the respondent.
The accused’s lawyer informed the court that notices had been issued to the respondents earlier.
He remarked it was difficult for the trial to continue as the witnesses and other persons would not come at the moment.
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The counsel told the court that they were ready to give an assurance for payment of Rs40 million.
Justice Alam observed the record showed that the accused had been appearing before the court.
The accused’s counsel said that the case apparently pertained to alleged illegal transaction and was not even about corruption.
The NAB lawyer requested the bench to grant time after which the court adjourned the hearing until Tuesday (today).
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