CJP takes notice as former PU VC, others professors brought to court in handcuffs

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Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar took a suo motu notice on Saturday after former vice chancellor Mujahid Kamran and other professors were handcuffed before being produced in a court.

Kamran was taken into custody by the National Accountability Bureau on Thursday on charges of financial conduct.

The chief justice took notice following the widespread circulation of Kamran’s pictures where he was being nabbed.

The director general and the deputy inspector general (DIG) operations for NAB have also been called to present themselves before the court.

Separately, a probe has also been launched by DG NAB under the directives of NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal.

“Why was a teacher brought to the court in handcuffs? Strict action will be taken against those responsible for this,” DG NAB stated.

“Disciplinary action should be taken against those responsible in the next three days. No shortcomings will be tolerated,” he added further.

Earlier on October 11, Kamran had presented himself before the court to record his statement where he was detained by NAB officials.

The former Punjab University VC was held accountable for the unlawful appointment of his wife Shazia Qureshi as the principal of Punjab University Law College, for awarding scholarships and contracts on his personal preferences instead of merit.

Alongside Kamran, six other professors were also handed to the bureau on October 12 by the court on a 10-physical remand.

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