SSP Junaid Arshad remand extended in NAB custody
LAHORE: An accountability court on Friday extended physical remand of former senior superintendent of police (SSP), Junaid Arshad, in an assets beyond means case till May 6.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials produced the accused before Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Wasim Akhtar on expiry of his physical remand.
The investigation officer submitted a progress report and sought further physical remand for completing investigations.
However, the defence counsel opposed the physical remand plea and pleaded with court to send the accused to jail.
The court, after hearing arguments of the parties, extended physical remand till May 6.
The accused bought plots in Lahore, Islamabad and other cities during his service by misusing his authority, NAB claimed.
An inquiry against the accused was launched after evidence of transactions worth millions of rupees was pointed out.
NAB also found that he had accumulated wealth worth millions of rupees particularly between 2002 and 2008.
The accused was also facing allegations of cyber harassment by his former wife for uploading her private pictures on the social media.
The Federal Investigation Agency’s anti-cyber crime wing had arrested him on March 26, 2019.
He had been declared a proclaimed offender in the case, filed against him in 2017. NAB took him into custody from the FIA for investigation in the case.