SC tells NAB to submit report on failure to arrest ex-OGRA chief

NAB investigation officer claims being threatened for trying to arrest Tauqeer Sadiq.


Web Desk December 11, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was displeased on Tuesday after authorities failed to arrest the former Ogra chairman and ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials to submit a written report in this regard, Express News reported.

The former Ogra chief was named in a scam of Rs83 billion by the NAB itself after the court had declared his appointment illegal over charges of misconduct and corruption in the issuance of CNG station licences.

As the hearing commenced, NAB’s counsel Fauzi Ali told the court that former Ogra chairman Tauqeer Sadiq was in hiding and action was being taken for arresting him.

NAB’s investigation officer said that he and the NAB chairman were being threatened for attempting to arrest the former Ogra chief.

Justice Khilji Arif Hussain remarked that letting criminals get away was the reason for these threats.

Justice Jawwad S Khawaja called for a written report on all hurdles in making the arrest.

The investigation officer informed the court that motorway officials had not cooperated with them.

The court directed the IG and DG motorway to submit a report and adjourned the hearing till December 19.

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