KARACHI: An accountability court in Karachi on Saturday deferred indictment of form Sindh police chief Ghulam Haider Jamali and 15 other senior police officials in a case pertaining to alleged illegal appointments in the provincial police force.
Jamali and other suspects were present before the court today.
In 2017, the National Accountability Bureau filed a corruption reference against Jamali and other police officials for allegedly making some 5,000 illegal appointments by misusing their authority in the Sindh Reserve Police (SRP) in Hyderabad during 2013-14, causing a loss of Rs500 million to the national exchequer.
Initially, the Supreme Court had appointed a fact-finding committee to identify illegalities in recruitment, and later, in the light of the committees’ recommendations, it had referred the matter to NAB to investigate the scam.
During the hearing on Saturday, The court adjourned the case hearing until February 1 and indictment due to the absence of the lawyers of the accused.
The court directed the accused and their counsels to ensure their presence in the next hearing.
Previously, the suspects pleaded not guilty when the charge sheet against them was read.