NAB gets transitory remand of SSP in case regarding Rs700m corruption of police fundsPakistan
KARACHI: The administrative judge of accountability courts on Saturday granted four-day transitory remand of an officer of Punjab, who is facing a case pertaining to alleged corruption of Rs700 million in police funds.
A day earlier, the National Accountability Bureau had arrested SSP Rai Aijaz in Karachi over his alleged involvement in the scam.
On Saturday, NAB officials produced him before the administrative judge to seek his transitory remand for taking him to Lahore where the bureau has issued his arrest warrant.
The NAB officials told the judge that the suspect had served as an SSP in Nawabshah and Gujrat and that during his posting in Gujrat he was involved in corruption of Rs700m in police funds.
The detained police officer told the judge that out of four district police officers (said to be involved in the scam) he alone was being subjected to “victimisation”.
He further said that his bail application was fixed before the Sindh High Court for hearing on Tuesday and that he had already appeared before the NAB authorities thrice and pleaded for recording his reservations in the court’s order.
However, the administrative judge granted his four-day transitory remand with the directive to the NAB officials to produce him before the accountability court concerned in Lahore.
Published in Dawn, December 2nd, 2018