NAB takes Double Shah into custody

Published April 28, 2007

GUJRANWALA, April 27: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) allowed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday to take Sibtul Hassan Shah, alias Double Shah, into custody for interrogation.

Sub-Inspector Zubair Sundho, who is investigating charges against Double Shah, informed the ATC No 2 judge that investigation against the accused had been completed and the court could send him to jail.

The court accepted police plea and asked police to bring charge sheet against him in the court on May 4. At this, Senior NAB Public Prosecutor Haroon Rashid and Assistant Director Abdul Haq asked the court to hand over Double Shah to NAB because the bureau wanted to scrutinise his property and assets. They said the accused had usurped public’s money which had yet to be confiscated from him. The court accepted their plea.

The court granted police a seven-day physical remand of Ibrar Husain and Imtiaz Hussain, both agent of Double Shah.

NAB officers said Double Shah’s clients should submit their claims to its office in Lahore and NAB would publish an advertisement in newspapers on May 5 to guide the clients. Wazirabad-based Double Shah hit the headlines for his scheme which offered a 100- per cent profit on sums deposited with him in 70 days.

COMPENSATION: Bodies of seven under-trial prisoners, who had been killed in an encounter after they killed police van driver and a constable on Sialkot Road on Thursday, were handed over to their heirs following autopsy here on Friday.

While heirs alleged that the police had killed them in a staged encounter and demanded an impartial inquiry.

Meanwhile, bodies of driver Salamat and constable Niaz were also handed over to their heirs after their funeral prayers at the District Police Lines.

City police officer DIG (operations) Khadim Hussain Bhatti announced Rs500,000 each for the heirs of deceased constables on behalf of the Punjab government. The one-day salary of police employees would also be part of the compensation money, he said.

SHOT DEAD: An industrialist was shot dead by bandits on resistance during a robbery bid on Naushera Road on Friday.

Reports said that Fiaz was on his way home after collecting Rs100,000 from Lahore when outlaws intercepted him. Armed bandits snatched cash from him and shot him dead on offering resistance. The deceased was the father of three children.

FA/FSC EXAMS: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Gujranwala has completed all arrangements for holding FA/FSc annual examination 2007 to be commenced from Saturday (today).

The board has also constituted a helpline and an emergency centre at the board complex for issuance of roll number slips to those candidates who could not receive them so far.

This was stated by board chairman Masudul Haq while speaking at a press conference here on Friday.

He pointed out that 139,341 candidates would appear in the examination while 234 examination centres had been set up in six districts of the division for this purpose.

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