Peshawar: NAB arrests ex-food inspector for default
PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday arrested former food grain inspector of the Food Department Jamil Tariq for his alleged involvement in two cases of corruption including embezzlement in government wheat and making illegal assets.
A NAB press release stated the accused had entered into plea bargain in both the cases and paid the down payments as per terms and conditions approved by the court, but wilfully defaulted on paying the remaining instalments amounting to Rs38.3 million.
The NAB claimed that the accused, Jamil Tariq, joined the Food Department in 1973 as junior clerk in BPS-5 and was promoted to food grain inspector BPS-6. He served as food grain inspector and in-charge of Food Godown Havelian for Kohistan district and misappropriated 4652.32 metric tons of wheat (46,037 bags of 100-kg each) causing loss of Rs62.887 million to the national exchequer, the release said.
It said that the accused made huge assets in Abbottabad, Islamabad and Peshawar. A reference of accumulation of assets beyond ostensible means against him had also been filed by the NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Accountability Court.