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SHC seeks reply on bail petition filed by Kamran Michael

SHC seeks reply on bail petition filed by Kamran Michael

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed NAB officials and prosecutor for NAB to provide copy of documents to counsel for suspects namely Kamran Michael, former federal minister for ports and shipping and others, who have been arrested for illegal allotment of KPT lands, getting huge bribe money and corrupt practices.

On September 5, 2019, a two-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh was hearing the bail applications of above mentioned suspects.

During the hearing, counsel for applicants argued that officials of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) are not providing any documents supporting allegation, therefore, he is unable to further argue in this matter. After the hearing, court directed respondents to provide document to learned counsel for accused and court also directed counsel for accused to make sure submit his argument on September 18, 2019.

According to the NAB Officials, NAB Karachi had arrested Kamran Michael from Lahore wanted in corruption case, who has been charge for illegally getting three commercial and flat site plots of prime locations of KPT cooperative housing society (Mai Kolachi area) Karachi to his favourites, against which he received huge bribe money.

Court also was informed that the former minister abused his authority by influencing the officials to carry out illegal orders of making allotments in 2013 and he has remained minister for ports and shipping during 2013 to 2016, which he has held other portfolios as well in federal cabinet during different tenures.

NAB officials also informed that a corruption reference with respect to 16 such plots was already filed by NAB Karachi, in which evidence against Kamran Michael for receiving bribe was unearthed during further investigation in the case.