Sharjeel Memon arrested by NAB

Sharjeel Memon arrested by NAB

KARACHI: The NAB officials on Monday arrested former provincial minister Sharjeel Memon as he came out from the Sindh High Court (SHC) premises after his bail plea was rejected.

The minister remained inside the court for over five hours to avoid arrest in a graft case.

SHC Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Shaikh, hearing the Rs5.76 billion corruption case pertaining to alleged awarding of advertisements at exorbitant rates, rejected the pleas seeking extension in their bails in the case.

Later, Sharjeel Memon, who was escorted by lawyers to courtroom of the SHC Chief Justice to protect him from possible arrest, applied for a transitory bail, saying he will challenge the today's decision in the Supreme Court.

His lawyer pleaded that until then, NAB should be restrained from arresting Memon.

However, the SHC Chief Justice refused to entertain Memon's plea and returned it to his counsel.

A NAB team was already present outside the court to arrest the former Sindh minister.