ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed the government to expedite efforts for extradition of the three main accused in Rs 9 billion Bank of Punjab (BoP) loan scam. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmad and Justice Jawwad S Khawaja heard the case. The three main accused in the case include former president BoP, Hamesh Khan, owner of Haris Steel Mills, Sheikh Afzal, and his son, Haris Afzal. The owners of Haris Steel Mills had borrowed Rs 9 billion loan from BoP against accounts opened on false credentials. Hamesh has fled to USA while the other two accused are in United Kingdom. It is for the third time that the Supreme Court is directing government to produce the accused in the court. On Monday, Deputy Attorney General Shah Khawar informed the court that the government had contacted the Interpol for production of the accused but the same had not yet responded. To this, the Chief Justice directed the government to expedite efforts for the extradition of the accused. The court also allowed National Accountability Bureau to continue investigations in the case. The case was adjourned for August 21. The same bench also heard the case of Natos abducted oil contractor Sher Ali Khan Mengal. The court expressed dissatisfaction over the report of Karachi Police and directed Inspector General of Police Sindh to conduct inquiry under his own supervision. Relatives of the abducted contractor had filed the petition through their counsel Advocate Zulfiqar Khalid Malooka. Advocate on Record Raja Abdul Ghafoor, who appeared on behalf of Advocate General Sindh, informed the court that Mengals relatives were not cooperating with the police in investigations. The court directed the relatives of the abducted contractor to extend all sorts of cooperation to the police. The report presented by CCPO Karachi, Wasim Ahmad, stated that Mengal was alive and in the custody of security agencies. A committee formed for the safe release of the abducted contractor submitted an affidavit in the court. Mengal was abducted from Quaid-e-Azam International Airport on July 20 and the FIR was registered on July 22. Mengals driver in his statement had claimed that Farooq Awan, driver of SSP Karachi, had pulled out keys from Mengals car while he was being abducted. The court, however, directed the IGP Sindh to conduct inquiry into the incident under his supervision and submit report by August 17.