ISLAMABAD - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) after consultations with its prosecution wing has deleted the name of former prime minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani from the list of accused in the multi-billion rupees OGRA scam, sources told The Nation on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the accountability court (AC)-1 Islamabad has adjourned the hearing of multi-billion rupees OGRA scam till 17th January 2014 and directed the NAB to submit the final challan of the scam on the next hearing.

According to details, despite clear directions of the accountability court for submitting final challan of the scam amounting to Rs120 billion, the NAB failed to meet the deadline given by the AC-1 Islamabad and its prosecutor requested the court for more time to finalise the reference.

Earlier, the NAB obtained two weeks time for the submission of final reference regarding multibillion rupees OGRA scam as the accountability court had directed the prosecution wing to submit the final challan before December 2.

According to sources, after the final approval of the reference from the EBM and the chairman NAB, the final challan regarding the accused and involved persons would be submitted to the accountability court for further legal course of action.

Earlier, the court directed the NAB to accomplish the final report by November 4 and submit it to the court for further trial of the OGRA scam. The investigation team completed and submitted the final interrogation and investigation report to the NAB authorities in time before the court deadline for final approval, the sources added. The amount of the OGRA scam has increased up to Rs120b as the federal watchdog has already filed an interim reference of Rs44 in the AC-1.

Finally, the NAB found accused allegedly involved in the OGRA scam, including former advisor to president Dr Asim Hussain, energy tycoon Iqbal Z Ahmed, Mirza Mehmood Advocate Director SNGPL and SSGCL,  Rashid Lone former MD,SNGPL,Azeem Iqbal Siddique simple B.A former four times MD SSGCL, Zohair Siddiqui MD SSGCL having bachelor degree in computer, Yusuf Jamil Ansari a simple law graduate Company Secretary and Deputy Managing Director SSGCL ,Irfan Zafar (CTIO) Chief Technical Innovative Officer, Dr Ejaz Ghuman (ASGM) of SSGCL and Arslan Iqbal (GM) finance SSGCL the sources added.