PPP’s Sharjeel Memon granted bail in fake accounts case
The Islamabad High Court has accepted the pre-arrest bail of PPP chief Sharjeel Memon in the fake accounts case.
The court prevented NAB from arresting the Sindh MPA. On Wednesday, the court heard his bail plea in the case of the Roshan Sindh Programme.
NAB said the director-general of the Rural Development Authority said that a contractor gave him a Rs90 million bribe, and Memon pocketed Rs70 million of it.
Chief Justice Athar Minallah has questioned whether the sum allegedly given to Memon has ever been cashed. The prosecutor of the NAB told him that a check was deposited in the name of Memon in a fake account.
Then the enquiry is full and NAB will file a petition, the judge said.
He had been given provisional bail last December in the event. The case of the Roshan Sindh program concerned installing solar streetlights in various districts of the province.
It is one of the 28 cases which come under the category of fake accounts.