Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Kidney Hills plots case: Accused pleads guilty, opts for Rs5.3m plea bargain

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ISLAMABAD: A co-accused in the Kidney Hills plots case against PPP leader Saleem Mandviwala and former PIA managing director Aijaz Haroon has entered into a plea bargain with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), reported ARY News.

Owais Mateen pleaded guilty to opening a benami account during investigation, according to the corruption watchdog. He agreed to return Rs3.5 million worth of ill-gotten funds he had received.

ALSO READ: NAB MAKES RS16.2M RECOVERY THROUGH PLEA BARGAIN

Haroon is alleged to have transferred the proceeds from alleged illegal sale of government plots into fake bank accounts, the bureau said. The ill-gotten money was concealed in different accounts, it added.

This is a second such recovery through a plea bargain in the case. On August 30, NAB had made Rs16.2 million worth of recovery through a plea bargain in the reference.

ALSO READ: SALEEM MANDVIWALLA CLAIMS TO EXPOSE ALLEGED CORRUPTION OF NAB

Azhar Hussain Mughal confessed to his crime and returned Rs16.2 million to NAB.

The national graft buster is expected to file a supplementary reference in the case.

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