Lahore: 6 engineers get bail in corruption case
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday granted pre–arrest bail to six officers of the Public Health Engineering Department and a contractor who were accused of not installing tube wells for the supply of drinking water in a village. During his visit to Sargodha, the Punjab chief minister had ordered an inquiry into the matter. The inquiry committee found huge financial embezzlement in the contract and confirmed that the contractor had been paid, but the tube wells were not installed. The committee recommended registration of criminal cases against four XENs, Sheikh Hafeezuddin, Mian Abdullah, Tehseen Raza, Chaudhry Yaqoob, a sub–division officer, a sub–engineer and the contractor.
On December 30, the Anti–Corruption authorities registered a case against the petitioners.
The petitioners alleged that the case was based on mala fide intention as they had completed the work, which was later duly handed over to the authorities concerned.
They asked the court to take notice of the matter and allow them pre-arrest bail till the final decision of the matter.
Justice Ahsan Bhoon, accepting the petitions, adjourned further proceedings till January 22.