Funds embezzlement in Sindh police: SC orders to file reference in AC

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday ordered to file a reference in an accountability court over alleged embezzlement of funds in Sindh Police after it was informed that a new reference would be readied within 15 days. At Karachi Registry, a SC bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam resumed the hearing in a case pertaining to misappropriation of funds in Sindh Police budget. National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’ authorities informed the court about progress made into the case.

The NAB prosecutor submitted that a new reference is being prepared against 16 accused including Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Police, Ghulam Haider Jamali and assured the court that new reference would be filed in an accountability court within 15 days.

The NAB prosecutor informed the court that Chairman NAB approved filing of new reference against the accused on July 04 and said that bureau would be able to finalize the new reference within 15 days. NAB authorities also appraised the court about the 16 accused, which would be nominated in the new reference. The court disposed of the petition by ordering the NAB authorities to file the new reference in accountability court once it is readied. The names of accused to be nominated in the reference include Former IG Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali, Former AIG Legal Tanveer Ahmed Tahir, former AIG Finance Fida Hussain Shah, Ex AIG Logistic Kamran Shahid, Former AIG Faisal Bashir Memon, former AIG Syed Mahdat Hussian Kazmi, Assistant Finance Ali Asghar Kalhoro, Sub-Engineer Works Rizwan Hussain.

Besides, Mohammad Qaisar Hayat, Attiqur Rahman, Mohamamd Shafiq, Syed Naeem Shah, Syed Shafqat Hussain, Makhdoom Syed Faiz Mustafa Lashari, Syed Babar Ali and Tanveer Ahmed will also be nominated in the reference. Meanwhile, the SC turned down an appeal against forced retirement of a former inspector of Sindh Police Syed Naveed Nasir for being involved in criminal activities.

The SC’s bench took up the case after Syed Naveed Nasir filed an appeal in the court that he was forcibly retired by the police force and said that this act should be reversed to restore him to the service. Sindh Police’s counsel told the court that some criminal admitted that Syed Naveed Nasir helped them after they were arrested particularly he was accused of helping the criminal elements of one political party. The court observed that police has leveled serious charges against former inspector of Police and turned down his appeal application of Syed Naveed Nasir.

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