Scam: DPO moves LHC against NAB
LAHORE: The Muzaffargarh District Police Officer has filed a writ petition in the Lahore High Court against the NAB (National Accountability Bureau) top-guns for allegedly implicated him in a fake motor scam occurring in Sialkot.
SSP Munir Ahmed Zia Rao has made the NAB (through its chairman), the Bureau’s Punjab wing (through Director General Sq Leader (rtd) Muhammad Irshadul Haq), and its Investigation Wing In-Charge Malik Waheed Ahmed.
The DPO alleged that he had been intentionally implicated by the NAB Investigating Officers, namely Irshadul Haq and Malik Waheed because they bore grudges against him. A two-member Division Bench has directed the above-mentioned NAB authorities to appear before the court along with the relevant record on August 3.
According to the petitioner, he was served with several NAB notices, issued under Section 19&27 of the NAB Ordinance (1999) for the purpose of an inquiry initiated against one Sultan Mehmood of the Sialkot Suzuki Motors and others. He said the notices, requiring his personal appearance before the NAB, had specifically alleged that he had misused/abused his authority while posted as SP at Sialkot and received monetary benefits from Sultan Mehmood by providing him undue benefits through illegally deployments of police force to guard Sultan’s showroom.
He further maintained in his petition that an FIR (607/08) U/S 302/395 PPC, Sialkot Saddar police station as lodged against unknown persons on the complaint of Sultan Mehmood alias Baoo Javaid, the owner of the Sialkot Suzuki Motors, where a dacoity-cum-murder was committed. The petitioner says he was entrusted the inquiry into the case.
“However, the complainant subsequently passed away, and during the course of the inquiry I learnt about one Shujaat Ali Pasha who had invested in Sultan’s motor business and that he had a monetary dispute with late Sultan. It also became known during the course of the inquiry that Gujranwala Anti-Corruption (Investigation) Deputy Director Naveed Haider Sherazi, who had helped him double his money through Double Shah, had invested the money in the Suzuki Motors. After the Shah case became a big scam, Haider was let to go scoot free, allegedly by the NAB,” the petitioner alleges.