LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected the bail pleas of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) former director general Ahad Cheema on Monday.
Justice Sardar Naeem and Justice Farooq Haider announced the verdict. Ahad Cheema had filed the pleas seeking bail in the Ashiyana scandal and illegal asset case.
Opposing the bail, the NAB prosecutor contended that the income of Ahad Cheema is about Rs900 million, while his assets are Rs470 million.
Earlier on March 12, the Lahore High Court
(LHC) had granted bail to Ahad Cheema in the LDA city corruption case. A two-member bench of the LHC headed by Justice Tariq Abbasi heard the bail plea of Ahad Cheema.
The accused’s counsel told the court that Ahad Cheema has been arrested for 23 months and no reference of the LDA city has been submitted for a year and a half.
The NAB prosecutor informed the court that the LDA city case is being closed, the Supreme Court (SC) has decided. He also mentioned that the LDA city has promised to give plots to all the victims. He also stated that the NAB has no objection if Ahad Cheema will be granted bail in this case.
Later, the court granted bail to Ahad Cheema in the LDA city corruption case.