Ogra scam: Sadiq’s judicial remand extended

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The accountability court extended the judicial remand of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Orga) ex-chairman Tauqeer Sadiq for two more weeks starting this Friday and directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to bring him to court on the next hearing.

Sadiq is the primary accused person in the Rs. 82 billion scam of issuing new CNG licenses, increasing gas tariffs and allowing relocation of the functional stations.

During the course of the hearing, NAB Prosecutor informed the court that 54 billion had been recovered from Sadiq and requested the accountability court to extend Sadiq’s judicial remand for further interrogation.

The court extended the remand and adjourned the hearing until October 10.

On June 19, 2013, former chairman of Ogra had voluntarily surrendered himself in a one-page handwritten statement.
The development came after an Abu Dhabi court ordered Sadiq’s deportation on June 3, granting him a 30-day period to file an appeal against the order.

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