Court to indict three co-accused in Dar assets case on 28th

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ISLAMABAD: The accountability court on Tuesday decided that the three co-accused in the illegal assets case against former federal minister Ishaq Dar will now be indicted on Wednesday.

The three co-accused of Dar namely National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) President Saeed Ahmad, Mansoor Raza and Naeem Mehmood were to be indicted in Tuesday’s hearing but the court adjourned the hearing of the supplementary reference without any proceedings.

The three will now be indicted on Wednesday in the hearing set at 8:30am.

On March 20, an accountability court dismissed an application filed by NBP President Saeed Ahmed requesting the court to ‘reject’ a reference filed by the NAB to his extent and frame charges only when there are grounds to proceed with the trial.

The decision was made as the court heard NAB’s supplementary reference against Dar, Saeed and two other accused.

Ahmed had filed the application under Section 265-D (when the charge is to be framed) of the Criminal Procedure Code, praying to the court to reject the supplementary reference to his extent in view. In addition, he prayed before the court that NAB working with the slogan “say no to corruption”, be subjected to pay compensation for his false involvement in the case.

On February 26, the anti-graft watchdog filed a supplementary reference against Ishaq Dar in the assets case with regard to alleged accumulation of assets beyond his known sources of income.

Three suspects, including NBP President Saeed Ahmed, Mansoor Raza and Naeem Mehmood were nominated for the reference.