Tauqir Sadiq sent on 14-day judicial remand
14 September, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court (AC) Islamabad has sent former chairman OGRA Tauqir Sadiq to Adiala jail on 14 days judicial remand in Rs 82 billion mega corruption case.
Sadiq was produced in ATC on Friday on completion of his 67 days physical remand. He was taken into court under stringent security measures.
Counsel for Tauqir Sadiq filed two applications in the court with regard to allocation of A class in the jail and provision of security to the accused.
NAB on the other side prayed the court to grant judicial remand of the accused.
The court also ordered the prosecutor NAB to prepare jail warrant to send the accused to jail.
NAB sources said Sadiq will be summoned from jail, if needed. NAB has made recovery to the tune of Rs 54.08 billion so far, directly or indirectly.
As per NAB sources physical remand of the accused can be obtained upto 90 days in accordance with NAB laws. Challan will be presented in the court for sending the accused to jail.
Talking to media men after hearing of the case, counsel for Sadiq said his client had remained a highly professional lawyer and he was promoted as chairman OGRA in grade-20 , therefore, he be granted A class in Jail by virtue of his educational qualification and office.
He said there was no substance in claims of corruption being made with reference to Sadiq as he does not even own a house and all the claims made on account of recoveries from him run contrary to the facts, he added.