SC dismisses bail plea of Inam Akbar

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SC dismisses bail plea of Inam Akbar

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court dismissed the bail petition of Inam Akbar who was arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) over alleged misappropriations in advertisements released by the Sindh government.

The apex court dismissed the petition over withdrawal of petition.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and comprising Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel heard the case filed by Inam Akbar owner of Midas Advertisement Company.

During the course of proceedings, Advocate Kamran Murtaza counsel for Inam Akbar said he wanted to withdraw his client’s bail plea against interim order of the Lahore High Court.

He said the LHC now have announced the final verdict over bail after arrest petition.

The apex court allowed the petitioner to withdraw his petition.

Justice Azmat Saeed asked the counsel to argue on main case. Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan asked the counsel that his client was the main accused in the case and was one of the beneficiaries.

The counsel Kamran Murtaza said his client was only a director in the company and three other accused had already got bail in the case.

Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan remarked that apart from being the director of Midas advertising, Inam Akbar was also the chief executive of the company.

Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan observed that amount of bills was much less than the amount Inam Akbar claimed and charged.    He observed that Inam Akbar received Rs 200 million against the bill of Rs 44 million and all amount was deposited in personal account of Inam Akbar.

Advocate Kamran Murtaza said there were 52 witnesses in the case and trial yet had not started.    Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan remarked that was why the high court had asked for inquiry. He remarked that the accused keep roaming around parole and JPMC hospital. The accused also played hide and seek with the courts, he added.

Justice Ijaz remarked that the high court also ordered inquiry against such conduct.

He remarked that three accused who got bail in the case were front man of Inam Akbar.

Justice Azmat Saeed rejected the bail plea and asked the petitioner to face the case in the trial court.

Advocate Kamran Murtaza pleaded the court to allow his client to withdraw the petition and would apply another bail petition on medical grounds.

APP