AC sends ex-Gujrat DPO, others back to jail in police funds corruption case

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An accountability court, here on Saturday, granted an extension in the judicial remand of as many as nine accused, including two former district police officers in police funds corruption case.
Accountability Judge Jawad ul Hassan extended the judicial remand of the accused including former DPO Rai Ijaz and SP Kamran Mumtaz until June 17.
The court was told that Ijaz could not be produced due to ill health and was admitted at Cardiology Hospital.
Meanwhile, Kot Lakhpat Jail administration also submitted a medical report of Ijaz in court.
It may be pertinent to mention here that the SP Kamran Mumtaz, SSP Rai Ijaz and others are being investigated over alleged embezzlement of billions of rupees in Gujrat police funds.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) claimed that during their tenure in Gujrat, the police officers had embezzled billions under different heads of procurement; including petrol, uniforms, fake vouchers of diesel and alleged ghost employment.
The bureau had arrested former Gujrat DPO in January over graft charges. He had served as DPO from 2015 to 2016 when the mega corruption case in the police funds surfaced, the NAB spokesman said.
The former DPO is accused of embezzling Rs 550 million in the police funds through bogus petrol billing and fake allowances.
On December 1, 2018, the accountability watchdog had arrested SSP Rai Ijaz Ahmad in the same case.

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