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SHC grants bail to ex-DG KDA, others in unlawful allotment reference

KARACHI: The Sindh Excessive Court docket (SHC) on Monday granted bail to former Karachi Improvement Authority (KDA) director-general Nasir Abbas in unlawful land allotment case, ARY Information reported.

A two-member bench headed by SHC Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh had reserved its choice in March over an software of the ex-KDA D.G. Nasir Abbas searching for bail in corruption reference.

The court docket granted bail to eight accused together with Nasir Abbas, Mohammad Kamran, Javed Ahmed and others.

The bench ordered the accused to deposit surety bonds of Rs. a million every within the court docket.

In his concluding arguments, Abbas’s lawyer maintained that NAB had not accused the petitioner of the unlawful conversion and transfers of plots. The lawyer added that no loss was brought on to the nationwide exchequer after the lease of such plots.

To the court docket’s question whether or not the petitioner admitted to having transferred such plots, the lawyer argued that no plot was illegally allotted to anybody by the previous DG KDA.

The lawyer identified that his shopper was taken into custody earlier than NAB initiated any inquiry in opposition to him into alleged unlawful land conversion and plots’ switch.

The NAB investigation officer argued that ample proof was out there in opposition to Abbas to ascertain his function within the fee of the alleged offence. It was claimed that the petitioner had signed paperwork for the conversion of residential plots into business ones within the capability of the KDA DG. The IO additionally claimed that the petitioner had additionally issued NOCs to arrange petrol pumps.

The Nationwide Accountability Bureau has filed references in opposition to Nasir Abbas and others in an accountability court docket pertaining to unlawful allotment of 14 plots in Gulistan-e-Jauhar space of Karachi.

Based on reference all accused are concerned in unlawful allotment of 13 plots in Gulistan-e-Johar.

Based on NAB, unlawful allotment of plots value the nationwide exchequer Rs180 million.

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