Rs 5.77b corruption: Sharjeel Memon arrested after bail cancellation

23 Oct, 2017 6:07 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested PPP leader Sharjeel Memon after the Sindh High Court cancelled his bail in the Rs 5.77 billion corruption reference on Monday.

His 11 accomplices have also been arrested. After the bail cancellation, he tried to evade the arrest by restricting himself to the Bar Room for five hours. The NAB officials waited for him outside the Bar Room.

Meanwhile, PPP leaders Imdad Pitafi, Jam Khan Shoro, Makesh Chawala and Fayyaz Butt reached the Bar Room.

On the other hand, Sharjeel Memon moved an application to the chief justice, pleading that his arrest should be stayed until filing of an appeal in the Supreme Court. However, his application could not be heard because the court time was over.

The PPP workers and the NAB officials scuffled with each other over the issue. However, the Rangers controlled the situation.

After his arrest, he was shifted to NAB Headquarters.

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