Peshawar: Official, former bank cashier held over Rs66m fraud
PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday arrested a senior government official and a former bank official over the Rs66 million fraud.
NAB later secured the remand of one, ex-cash officer of United Bank Limited, Main Branch, Upper Dir Abdul Nasar, from a local accountability court, while the other, provincial additional secretary (administration) Rahim Khan, will be produced before the court shortly for it.
A statement issued by NAB here said the two had been arrested over corruption and misuse of authority.
According to it, Rahim was also involved in appointment of dozens of Class IV employees to the Civil Secretariat Peshawar in violation of rules.
“Rahim Khan misappropriated/embezzled Rs43.503 million by misuse of authority and cheating people. He was arrested on Thursday by NAB team and will shortly be presented before the accountability court, Peshawar for physical remand for further investigation into the case,” he said.
As for Abdul Nasar, the statement said NAB team arrested him over the Rs22.383 million embezzlement and misappropriation before producing him before the accountability court and securing remand.
In 2006, NAB approved a formal investigation against the accused and issued warrants for their arrest. After completion of investigation, NAB filed a reference in Accountability Court Peshawar in April 2007. The accused were later declared absconders by the court after failing to show up despite repeated orders.