LHC adjourns bail petition of former CTO Lahore, Rai Ijaz
KARACHI: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday adjourned hearing of the bail petition of former chief traffic officer (CTO) of Lahore Rai Ijaz until April 09, ARY News reported.
A two-member bench of the high court headed by Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmed heard the case.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rai Ijaz Ahmad over corruption charges on November 30.
The petitioner has made Chairman NAB and Director General NAB as parties in the plea.
The petition claimed that Rai Ijaz has served the police department for several years with a spotless career.
The petitioner has pleaded to the court for release on bail adding that the NAB has now completed its investigation in the case.
The bench has summoned report from the handwriting expert of the forensic laboratory in the next hearing of the case.
Rai Ijaz was arrested from Shahrahe Faisal area of Karachi and later handed over to a team of NAB Lahore.
Ijaz, is facing charges of misappropriation of Rs700 million in the police funds while he was posted in Punjab, NAB said in its statement after his arrest.
After his arrest NAB’s spokesperson vowed more arrests in the scam.
The anti-graft watchdog also arrested ten more police officials allegedly involved in the scandal.