Customs official nabbed for making illegal assets
PESHAWAR: An accountability court convicted a Customs Superintendent on corruption charges and sentenced him to 4-year term in prison besides slapping Rs10.5 million fine on him.
According to The News report, the convicted Customs official was accused of making illegal assets from his job.
The convict, Hameed Ali Abbasi, was sentenced to one year and fined Rs2.5 million in the first reference, while he was handed down three years imprisonment coupled with Rs8 million as fine in the second reference.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Frontier, had filed two references against the convict; one of over Rs2.5 million filed in 2007 while the other in 2008 charged him with making Rs8.255 million illegal assets, which were disproportionate to his sources of income.
Accountability Court Judge Irshad Qaiser heard the references and announced the sentence and fine after the public prosecutor Mukarram Shah proved charges of making illegal assets against the accused.