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Accountability court turns down plea bargain application of Raisani


QUETTA: An accountability court in Quetta sent back the plea bargain application of former finance secretary Mushtaq Raisani rejecting his offer to return Rs 2 billion.

Judge Abdul Majeed Nasar of Accountability Court II returned the application with complaints in the wake of listening to the investigation officer and the prosecutor.

As indicated by NAB sources, around four to five objections were called attention to by the court.

On December 30, 2016 an accountability court asked NAB investigation officer and prosecutor to submit record with respect to Raisani’s request for plea bargain.

NAB announced on December 23, 2016 that it planned to record references against Raisani and temporary worker Sohail Majeed Shah regardless of endorsement of a plea bargain request in a mega corruption case.

Prior, NAB acknowledged the accused plea bargain applications after they offered to return Rs 2 billion to the national exchequer.

Raisani was arrested on May 6, 2016 after a NAB team seized important documents and Rs 603 million in cash from his possession.