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FIR registered against DG NAB in KP for torturing employee

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PESHAWAR: A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against director general National Accountability Bureau in Khyber Pakhtonkhwa for torturing one of its employees, who was accused of corruption.

The FIR was registered following orders of the Peshawar High Court.

The PHC on May 12 ordered registration of the FIR against DG NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Shehzad Saleem, and Investigation Officer Muhammad Umair Butt within three days.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and Justice Musarrat Hilali allowed the writ petition in the light of the Supreme Court judgment.The apex court had ordered registration of the FIR in cognizable offence against the officials who tortured the accused in custody.

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The suspect was arrested by the NAB on April 30.  An accountability court had remanded him into NAB’s custody for seven days.The NAB alleged that he had received bribe of Rs200,000 from a municipal officer, Mehbub Ali, in Abbottabad by impersonating as NAB KP Assistant Director (Investigation) Umair Butt.

The petitioner’s lawyer, Sardar Ali Raza submitted before the bench that his client’s father was badly tortured during custody. He informed the bench that on the application of the daughter of the accused, the accountability court summoned Sardar Gul Khitab who was in poor health.

He said the suspect and his daughter, Saiqa Gul Khitab, alleged before the accountability court that he was severely tortured in custody which was also proved by medical reports.

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