PESHAWAR

The National Accountability Bureau (Nab) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday arrested Riaz Muhammad Rashid, former Money Order Clerk GPO Dera Ismael Khan on charges of corruption in payment of money orders. 

A complaint was received against Riaz Rashid, former Money Order Clerk DI Khan General Post Office in KP Bureau from Divisional Superintendent Postal Services, DI Khan Division.

During the inquiry, it was established that the money orders paid at different Sub Post Offices were again charged in the Money Orders paid list of DI Khan GPO.

That is double payment against each money order was made, original was paid to the recipient in the sub post offices while accused used to withdraw an equal amount for himself in the main office.

Taking cognisance of the case, NAB started investigation in June 2014 and established that an amount of Rs4897,920 was misappropriated by the accused in fake money orders payments. The NAB KP therefore arrested the accused and investigation is under process.

The accused was produced before the accountability court for obtaining his physical remand into NAB custody. The Accountability Court granted 12 days remand to NAB.