KARACHI: An accountability courtroom in Karachi on Thursday granted the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) the bodily remand on Sindh Meeting Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani until March 1.
The Pakistan Peoples Social gathering (PPP) chief was offered earlier than the accountability courtroom amid tight safety as NAB sought his bodily remand.
Because the listening to went below means, the NAB prosecutor instructed the courtroom, “Durrani is accused of proudly owning property past identified sources of revenue. His 14-day bodily remand ought to be granted because the matter is in inquiry stage.”
At this, Durrani’s counsel stated, “Yesterday, the PPP chief’s home was raided and officers misbehaved and harassed with the ladies in the home. My consumer just isn’t being given medicines and isn’t allowed to satisfy his household.”
Questioning whether or not NAB “has a private enmity” together with his consumer, Durrani’s counsel stated, “I’ll submit a written plea towards the perspective of NAB officers.”
“There isn’t any have to grant his bodily remand,” the counsel added. Nonetheless, the courtroom granted NAB the bodily remand of the PPP chief until March 1.
NAB officers arrested Durrani, who was below investigation in three instances pertaining to unlawful appointments, accumulating property past means, and embezzlement of funds, from a personal lodge in Islamabad on Wednesday. The PPP chief was then offered earlier than an accountability courtroom and his three-day transit remand was secured.
The accountability bureau had sought seven-day transit remand of Durrani, however the accountability courtroom granted three-day transit remand and directed NAB to supply him earlier than the related courtroom in Karachi inside three days. The Sindh Meeting speaker was then transported to Karachi and shifted to a NAB workplace.
In response to Durrani’s household, NAB officers carried out a raid at their residence in Karachi on Wednesday evening and took with them a number of paperwork and information. In all, they took three containers’ price of things and papers after the seven-hour-long raid, the household stated.
NAB had initiated three separate inquiries towards Durrani final 12 months for allegedly proudly owning property past means, illegally recruiting 352 people on varied authorities positions and embezzlement of funds for the development of the MPA Hostel and building of the brand new Sindh Meeting constructing.