SC rejects NAB plea in opposition to acquittal of earnings tax officer

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Courtroom rejected enchantment of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) in opposition to acquittal of an earnings tax division officer, ARY Information reported on Wednesday.

A bench of three judges, headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, whereas rejecting the NAB enchantment stated that the prosecution didn’t show prices in opposition to accused Mohammad Iqbal, further collector earnings tax in Lahore.

The bench stated that the NAB might proceed its investigation if they’ve one other case in opposition to the accused.

NAB prosecutor whereas pleading the case stated that accused Mohammad Iqbal Ahmed made eight unlawful properties. He bought the benami properties to others, the lawyer stated.

“It’s upon you to show the fees,” Chief Justice Khosa stated in an interchange with NAB prosecutor.

“Why the NAB need Supreme Courtroom to work instead,” CJP questioned.

“It’s your personal authorities, it’s best to carry out your job,” the chief justice remarked.

“We had earlier instructed (you), we won’t give you the results you want,” Justice Khosa stated.

“When the accused proprietor and alleged benami property holder are denying their hyperlink with the property, what proof you maintain (in opposition to them), the courtroom requested the NAB lawyer.

A trial courtroom had awarded 10-year sentence and 10 million rupees fantastic to accused Iqbal in 12 months 2006 case.

The excessive courtroom granted enchantment in opposition to the choice and acquitted the accused.

Later, the accountability bureau challenged excessive courtroom verdict within the Supreme Courtroom.



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