The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Sukkur, took a man posing as a NAB officer into custody on Sunday.
The arrest was made on the orders of NAB Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal to arrest proclaimed offenders, absconders and impersonators.
The suspect, Irshad Ali Channa, a resident of Jamshoro, was falsely claiming to be a NAB officer and using a SIM registered on someone else’s name to make calls to politicians, bankers and government officers to extort money. The NAB Sukkur team traced the number, 0336-9659963, being used by Channa to arrest him with the support of Jamshoro police.
The SIM was found to be registered in the name of Ameer Badshah, son of Zargoon Shah, a resident of Kohat. Channa confessed to extortion through Easypaisa and easyload transactions. An FIR, no. 188/2018, was registered against him at the Jamshoro police station. Further investigation is under way.
Justice Javed Iqbal directed NAB director general to conduct an inquiry
Will present deputy director and senior clerk before the court to obtain physical remand
Open hearing to take place on 31st May