ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau's Prosecutor General, K K Agha, on Monday expressed his lack of confidence on the bench hearing the case concerning the death of NAB investigator Kamran Faisal, DawnNews reported.
Faisal, who was investigating the Rs22 billion rental power projects scam, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his official residence in Federal Lodges, Islamabad, on Jan 18. His death came three days after the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and 15 others in connection with the scam.
Voicing his objection during Monday’s hearing of the case over Faisal’s death, Agha said he was not satisfied with the constitution of the bench comprising Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain.
The Supreme Court subsequently directed Agha to submit his reservations in writing.
In his remarks, Justice Khilji said the Supreme Court wanted to examine the objections on the constitution of the bench.
Moreover, Justice Khawaja said the court was focused on the connection that the investigator's death may have had with the RPP case.
Justice Khawaja said both the government and the court wanted to ensure rule of law in the country, adding that the government had also constituted a commission to probe the matter.
Responding to which, the NAB’s prosecutor general said if the court ruled on the matter, the work done by the government-made commission would be of no consequence.
Subsequently, the court designated Anwar Kamal as amicus curiae in the case and adjourned the hearing to Feb 1.
Last week, the Supreme Court had decided to take up the case of the mysterious death and said it was probing the case as it wanted to ascertain the truth over the demise of the man who was investigating the high-profile scam involving the prime minister.