Karachi: Bail plea of CDGK official dismissed in graft case
KARACHI: An anti-corruption court on Saturday dismissed the pre-arrest bail application of an official of the Karachi city government in a graft case.
Syed Kamran Asif, the deputy district officer in the works and services department, has been booked for demanding a bribe from a contractor.
The suspect moved a pre-arrest bail application in court, and on the last hearing he was granted interim bail. The court had directed him to appear on Sept 24 for the confirmation of the bail.
Judge Rashida Asad of the Special Anti-Corruption Court, Karachi dismissed the bail plea after hearing arguments from both sides.
The applicant was taken into custody shortly after the dismissal of his bail and was sent to prison. According to the prosecution, an electrical works contract worth Rs3.7 million was awarded to Kalam Electric Service in 2009. After completing the job, the contractor asked the DDO to clear the payment of his bill, but the latter demanded Rs500,000 as a bribe for this purpose.
The contactor approached the anti-corruption establishment and called the DDO to collect the money. However, the DDO sent his clerk, Sikandar Memon, who was caught red-handed by an awaiting team of the anti-corruption on July 7.
A case (FIR 19/2011) was registered at the Anti-Corruption Establishment, Karachi against the suspects under Section 161 (public servant taking gratification other than legal remuneration in respect of an official act) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code and Section 5 (2) of the Prevention of Anti-corruption Act.