Lahore: Arrest warrants for three policemen
LAHORE: Additional District and Sessions Judge Sheraz Kiani on Thursday issued warrants for arrest of three Shahdara police officials for not complying with the court orders.
The court also directed authorities concerned to make sure the arrest of officials and produce them before the court on the next hearing on July 13.
As per case details, Shahdara police assistant sub-inspectors Ashiq and Ismael and constable Younis were prosecution witnesses in a case registered with their police station. The court had summoned them repeatedly to appear before it to record their statements. However, they did not bother to appear before the court.
NAB comments sought on Hamesh plea: An accountability court on Thursday sought comments from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Punjab by July 11 on an application filed by Bank of Punjab ex-president Hamesh Khan, accused of Rs. 9 billion scam, seeking the court’s directions for his medical check-up.
Hamesh Khan though his counsel has filed an application in the accountability court contending that he was not feeling well in prison and required a complete medical check-up from a team of senior doctors.
He stated in his application that he did not have sufficient medical facilities in prison, thus he was loosing his health day by day. He requested the court to issue orders for his comprehensive medical check-up and treatment from senior doctors. The court on said application sought reply from NAB authorities by July 11.
According to case details, On September 27, 2007, the NAB Punjab had filed a reference in an accountability court against 12 people, including six officials of Bank of Punjab (BoP) and six others accused of Rs 9 billion fraud. The investigation showed that accused Shaikh Muhammad Afzal, director of the Haris Steel – with co-accused Muhammad Munir, Ali Ijaz, Abid Raza and Irfan Ali, in connivance with BoP ex-president Hamesh Khan, Haroon Aziz, Azizul Hameed, Muhammad Shoaib Qureshi, ex-general managers BoP Muhammad Adil Khan, Muhammad Nauman Arif and Muhammad Ziaul Haq – had allegedly opened 23 fictitious accounts by their fake and forged national identity cards and obtained loans of approximately Rs 9 billion from 2005 to 2007 with the help of fake documentation, bogus collaterals, fictitious guarantees and mortgage deals executed by fake persons. In this reference, the NAB had accused Hamesh of misuse of power and sanctioning illegal loans of worth Rs. 9 billion. Seth Nisar had been accused of committing willful default of Rs. 930 million he had borrowed from the BoP.