Siddique Memon embezzlement case: SHC summon IO with record


KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday summoned Investigation Officer of embezzlement case against Chief Secretary Sindh, Mohammad Siddique Memon, along with entire record on 15th December.

SHC bench headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto was hearing the petition filed by Memon stating he is being harassed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in respect to an inquiry against him.

The Sindh chief secretary is currently on bail, as SHC had granted him a pre-arrest bail against the surety bonds of Rs 500,000.

According to him NAB has issued a notice alleging that he was involved in misappropriation of 6 acres land in Scheme 33.

According to NAB, Memon has concealed material facts and approached the court with unclean hands and there are sufficient and incrimination material against him.

The NAB told the court that there are reasonable grounds to believe that accused is guilty and his offence is triable under NAO, 1999.

The Bureau requested the court to disposed Memon’s petition as it is not maintainable.

The NAB is investigating into charges of corruption against Sindh chief secretary and other front men of corruption mafia in Sindh.

According to sources, it was decided in NAB’s meeting held on 14th July in Islamabad to initiate inquiry against Chief Secretary Sindh.