- NAB arrests PPP’s Farrukh Shah in an ongoing probe into possession of property past recognized sources of earnings.
- Anti-graft watchdog to hunt a 15-day remand for Shah.
- Farrukh Shah is a member of the Sindh Meeting like his father Khursheed Shah.
The Nationwide Accountability Bureau on Saturday arrested the son of PPP MPA Khursheed Shah, Syed Farrukh Ahmed Shah, from the premises of a Sukkur accountability court docket.
Farrukh Shah had lately filed a request with the Supreme Court docket for pre-arrest bail in an ongoing probe into possession of property past recognized sources of earnings.
The request was later withdrawn and the Supreme Court docket had ordered Farrukh to give up earlier than the Sukkur court docket in three days time.
In compliance with the apex court docket’s order, Farrukh surrendered earlier than the accountability court docket in the present day. Farrukh was taken to NAB’s workplace following the arrest.
NAB mentioned it could search a 15-day remand for Farrukh’s custody.
Throughout court docket proceedings, Farrukh’s counsel Farooq H Naek mentioned that his consumer had totally cooperated with NAB’s investigation and that the anti-graft watchdog had acknowledged in court docket that the probe is full.
“When the probe is full, what’s the want for an arrest?” he requested.
The NAB prosecutor basic, then again, argued that the court docket had ordered that Farrukh give up to a NAB workforce however that he had as an alternative surrendered in court docket.
In an earlier listening to, the prosecutor had additionally advised the court docket that Farrukh Shah “didn’t co-operate within the investigation”.
He mentioned if the investigation officer requested Farrukh a query, he would reply by saying they need to ask his father the identical.
The prosecutor mentioned that NAB had issued warrants for Farrukh Shah since April 2020.
Justice Tariq Masood remarked that the apex court docket had fastened the bail parametres in Talat Ishaq case. NAB needed to file a supplementary reference, he added.
He requested the counsel whether or not the court docket ought to resolve on the bail petition on benefit or whether or not he needed to withdraw the petition.
Khursheed Shah’s son withdrew his utility for pre-arrest bail, at which the court docket ordered Farrukh Shah to give up earlier than the accountability court docket inside three days.
Farrukh Shah is a member of the Sindh Meeting like his father. He was elected from the PS-24 Sukkur-III constituency on a PPP ticket.