KARACHI: According to sources, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi team has collected Rs. 12 million from the house of a ‘mechanic’ who was a suspect in the Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway corruption scam.
The previously arrested accused Ashiq Kaleri gave the lead to the NAB Karachi team of another suspect in the Gulshan-e-Hadeed neighborhood.
According to sources, the raid found Rs. 12 million in cash inside the house of the motorbike technician.
The authorities claimed that the motorbike mechanic is Kaleri’s brother-in-law, and the anti-corruption watchdog has so far recovered the cash via the information provided by Ashiq Kaleri.
Besides, the NAB officials also requested the custody of Sindh Bank’s area manager Tabish, Deputy Commission (DC) Matiari Adnan Rasheed, and Assistant Commissioner (AC) Mansoor Abbasi.
The sources confirmed that Kaleri’s properties in Karachi worth $4 million were also frozen by the relevant authorities and the officials from the anti-corruption agency informed the accountability court that they had recovered the money from the suspect.
It is worth noting that the National Highway Authority had given DC Matiari a payment of Rs. 4.09 billion for the acquisition of the land needed for the motorway.
The accused withdrew Rs. 1.82 billion from the bank while also transferring Rs. 4 billion to another account.