Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday extended interim bail of Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani’s brother and other accused in a NAB case.
As per details, Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani’s brother Gulzar Ahmed and other accused were present in the high court hearing regarding bail petition of Durrani.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor informed the bench that the reference has been filed against the accused.
The NAB has recently filed reference pertaining to assets beyond means of income against Agha Siraj Durrani.
The NAB has named 20 persons including Agha Siraj as accused in the reference filed in an accountability court here after an inquiry, which continued for three months and 10 days.
Barrister Khawaja Naveed, counsel of Rehmatullah Lashari, pleaded to the court that his clients was not named in the NAB reference. The accountability bureau counsel informed the court that the NAB has recorded statement of Lashari and he is not wanted to the bureau.
The court dismissed the plea of Lashari after the NAB prosecutor’s statement. The bench also ordered return of the bail money deposited by Lashari in the court.
The court adjourned further hearing of the case until June 27.
It is pertinent to mention here that Agha Siraj Durrani has been in jail on judicial remand.
According to the NAB charge-sheet the accused were involved in corruption of upto 1.6 billion rupees.
The NAB executive board had approved filing of a reference against Agha Siraj Durrani in an assets beyond means case.
The NAB Karachi had arrested Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani from a hotel in Islamabad in February this year.