Ahad Cheema handed over to NAB on 11 day physical remand

22 Feb, 2018 12:23 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – An accountability court on Thursday granted 11-day physical remand of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) former Director General (DG) Ahad Cheema.

The AC judge Muhammad Azam heard the case against the former LDA DG who was presented before the court in an armored vehicle amid tight security.

During the proceedings, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor said that the accused illegally allotted 32 kanal land in Ashiana Housing Scheme in the provincial capital.

The anti-graft agency’s prosecutor further said that Ahad Cheema’s assets were disproportionate to his income.

He told the court that concrete evidence were present to prove the corruption of the former LDA DG.

The prosecutor added that the accounts were being used in the Paragon City.

The NAB sought a 14-day remand of the accused, however, the court granted 11 days physical remand and handed Ahad Cheema to the anti-graft watchdog.

Later, the court adjourned the hearing till Marach 5.

On Wednesday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested Ahad Cheema, former director general of the LDA, in the Ashiana Housing Scheme from his office on MM Alam Road.

The NAB had summoned Ahad Cheema thrice, but he did not turn up. He was accused of giving the land illegally in the scheme.

The NAB had earlier summoned Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for alleged corruption in the scheme. PM Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad has also been investigated in the scam.



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