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Embezzlement case: Court extends physical remand of accused.

LAHORE -- An accountability court on Monday extended physical remand of a former Agriculture Development Bank manager, involved in an embezzlement case, for another 10 days.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials produced the accused - Zulqarnain Chaudhry - before Accountability Court-IV Judge Najam-ul-Hassan on expiry of the remand term.

The officials requested for extending the physical remand of the accused as he was still required for interrogation purposes.

At this, the court extended the remand for another 10 days and directed officials to produce the accused on Dec 21.

The NAB started inquiry against the accused on a complaint lodged by the Lahore Zonal branch in October 2017 and arrested him on Nov 29. The accused allegedly misused his authority and caused loss to the national exchequer. The accused got encashed bogus loan policies while using fake identity cards and pass books in the name of mentally retarded people.

Meanwhile, Accountability Court Judge Khaqan Babar on Monday extended the physical remand of an accused, Abdul Waheed, in the betel leaf scam, for another three days.

NAB Lahore is probing a mega corruption scam amounting to Rs 2.6 billion regarding evasion of duty on import of betel leaf in accordance with Pak-Sri Lanka Trade Agreement.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Dec 12, 2017
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