Ex-CM KP brother acquitted.
Byline: Sabih Ul Hussnain
PESHAWAR -- Accountability Court Peshawar has issued the directives of acquitting the brother of former Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti and his accomplice under section 265 (K) and plea bargaining respectively with National Accountability Bureau KP in arms scam.
Accountability Judge Ibrahim Khan heard the plea bargain and acquittal applications separately here on Friday. Counsel for Ghazan Hoti informed the court that Raza Ali, in early hearings, told that he had taken the share of Ghazan Hoti but later he submitted the same amount to NAB so in this regard he (Ghazan) could not be tried and he was entitled to acquit under section 265 (K).
Raza Ali had already submitted application of plea bargaining on rupees 220 million to the chairman NAB who after recommending referred it to accountability court. The accountability court after the written statements of both accomplices and Investigation Officer NAB KP Inayat Ullah Khan issued the orders of acquitting Ghazan Hoti and accepted plea bargaining application.
The NAB KP had arrested former Inspector General of Police (IGP) KP Malik Naveed, former budget officer of police department Javed, brother of former chief minister Ghazan Khan Hoti and Raza Ali after the revelations of fraud in buying bullet proof jackets, arms ammunitions and other equipment for KP police. Another accused contractor Arshad Majeed has already been acquitted after returning back his share while advisor to the then chief minister Niyaz Ali sought acquittal after the plea bargaining of 20 million rupees.