Ex-IG KPK police Malik Naveed sent on 14-day remand

HeadlinesEx-IG KPK police Malik Naveed sent on 14-day remand

PESHAWAR: An accountability court in Peshawar on Thursday gave 14-day remand of former Inspector General Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Malik Naveed and handed him over to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials for further investigation in the weapons scam.

The remand was given by the accountability court Judge Walayat Ali Khan who heard arguments from the accused counsel and the prosecutor.

   

Saddiq Ahmed Qureishi who represented the former police chief pleaded not guilty arguing that other people were responsible for the graft and his client had nothing to do with the case.

Naveed, who served as IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police during 2008 to 2010, was arrested on Wednesday by the NAB officials over irregularities in purchase of weapons for police department during his tenure.

The former IG is accused of releasing Rs7 billion for purchase of weapons, vehicles and other equipment to equip the KPK police for fighting terrorism and to control law and order.

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