Show cause notice to NAB assistant director

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) assistant director for arresting an accused who had approached the court for bail.

The division bench headed by Justice Mehmood Maqbool Bajwa passed the orders on a petition filed by Muhammad Hanif.

Earlier, petitioner’s counsel told the court that the NAB registered a corruption case against his client. But, the petitioner moved an application in the LHC for concession of bail in the matter, he added.

However, NAB Assistant Director Shahid arrested the petitioner as he came out of the courtroom after initial hearing of his application. He pointed out that the assistant director had also got remand of the accused/petitioner from an accountability court.

The court expressed displeasure on the situation and observed that such an act was not tolerable as the matter was pending with the court.

The court issuing show cause notice to assistant director sought reply from him besides adjourning matter till May 22.