KARACHI: An accountability court on Tuesday rejected the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) request for physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader and former minister for ports and shipping Senator Kamran Michael in a case related to abuse of his authority.
NAB officials produced Michael before the judge in court number 3. However, he was then recommended to court number 2 where NAB’s request to grant physical remand was dismissed. The accused was later sent to jail on judicial remand.
A day earlier, the NAB officials had interrogated Michael about a man named Imran Shah, who had given a statement against the former minister.
On Feb 9, an accountability court of Lahore granted five days’ transit remand of Michael to NAB.
The accountability watchdog had requested the court for a transit remand of five days for the former minister.
The former minister is accused of illegally allotting three commercial and residential apartment plots at prime locations of KPT Cooperative Housing Society in Karachi to his favourite persons after allegedly receiving a huge bribe.
According to NAB officials, the former minister abused his authority by making allotments of plots in 2013, adding that the plots had value of over Rs 1 billion.