Former government servant arrested on corruption suspicion of Rs 30 crore released by NAB: Sources

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Former government servant arrested on corruption suspicion of Rs 30 crore released by NAB: Sources

ISLAMABAD – National Accountability Bureau has reportedly released the former government servant arrested on corruption suspicion.

The ex-government official who was raided by the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Lahore wing on Friday and recovered 330 million from his house was released on the same night, sources confirmed to Daily Pakistan on Sunday.

Khawaja Waseem, a former 16-grade government officer, was retired 20 years ago from the Excise Department as an inspector and was not an employee on anti-graft watchdog, it was revealed.

The sources further claimed that the NAB’s team arrested the govt officer without any arrest warrants and released him on Friday night without any legal formalities.

“The amount recovered by the Bureau’s team was legal as the person in question had declared assets of 800 million in his tax returns “, the sources added.

After his retirement, “the accused first started working with the Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE) and then started his own business of money exchange behind Faletti’s hotel,” he maintained.

When NAB officials visited his house, the sources said, they found stacks of money, but the accused provided them proof of taxes paid on his money. NAB officials, however, asked Waseem to produce that evidence in the court.