PESHAWAR: National Accountability Bureau, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has arrested its own additional director on charges of corruption.

A statement issued here on Tuesday said Rooman Zaheer, additional director (BPS-19) of NAB, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was involved in committing the offence of corruption with the connivance of others.

The accused dishonestly, fraudulently and illegally received pecuniary advantage under the garb of closure of NAB inquiry. His arrest was ordered by NAB director general, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The statement said the accused would be produced before the accountability court for obtaining his physical remand.

Meanwhile, a NAB official requesting anonymity told Dawn that they had also recovered Rs687,000 from the accused involved in corruption under a plea bargain. He said the accused had been serving with the NAB for last 10 years.

The official said the accused moved the money through banking channels and later signed a plea bargain agreement with the Bureau and also handed over a draft of the said amount with the accountability watchdog. “Plea bargain is deemed as conviction,” the official said, adding the accused would lose all pension and other related benefits after entering the plea bargain.

Published in Dawn, July 20th, 2016

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