A Karachi accountability court sent on Friday Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani to jail on judicial remand till April 26.
The judge expressed displeasure with the investigation officer for not obeying the court order. The NAB prosecutor said the bureau had changed the investigation officer in the case.
Durrani’s lawyer opposed the remand and said NAB hasn’t issued a call-up notice. The court then asked the prosecutor where the notice is.
We remanded Durrani into your custody so you could investigate him, the court said. NAB said that it was unable to complete its investigation, which is why it was asking for a longer remand. However, the court remanded Durrani to jail instead.
On February 20, a NAB Karachi team arrested Durrani from Islamabad and brought him back to Karachi the same night. NAB said it is investigating different cases against him of illegal appointments, corruption in the construction of the Sindh Assembly MPAs’ hostel and assets beyond his known means of income.