NAB arrests bank employees in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday arrested two employees of a bank on the charges of involvement in embezzlement of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited utility bills. Those arrested were identified as Muhammad Irfan and Qazi Wajid Ullah Khan, employees of Bank Al–Baraka, Hayatabad Branch Peshawar. They were accused of involved in embezzlement of approximately Rs55 million in Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited utility bills in connivance with others.
As per the NAB communiqué, a complaint was received about embezzlement of huge amount in Al Baraka Bank in respect of SNGPL utility bills. It said that NAB (KP) started inquiry into the matter.
The probe showed that the accused persons in connivance with other used to pocket the amount of utility bills paid by SNGPL consumers through Al Baraka Bank Hayatabad Peshawar. The NAB said the accused concealed the wrong doings by manipulating bank record. They generated and forwarded fake scrolls to the SNGPL.
The accused persons, it said, in connivance with others kept on embezzling the funds from November 2009 to April 2014.It was unearthed that Rs55 million has been embezzled by the accused in connivance with others. The NAB seized all the fake scrolls and other relevant record. The accused persons will be produced in the accountability court Peshawar for obtaining the physical remand.