ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Friday, hearing Kamran Faisal’s murder case, again directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to submit written reservations it raised on the bench within 10 days.

A two-member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain resumed hearing into the mysterious death of Kamran Faisal, an assistant director and investigation officer of the NAB. The body of Kamran who was investigating Rs 22 billion rental power projects (RPP) scam was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his official residence in Federal Lodges, Islamabad, on January 18.

Hearing the case, Justice Jawwad said so far they had not received the written reservations raised by the NAB authorities on the bench. NAB Prosecutor General KK Agha submitted that in pursuance of the court’s order regarding the instant case, he had filed in the SC Registrar’s office, however, the office returned the same after raising objections.

The NAB prosecutor general sought more time for removing the objections raised by the registrar’s office over the reservations. The court, after accepting the plea of KK Agha, gave 10 more days for filing the reservations on the bench after removing the objections raised by the registrar’s office.

During the proceedings, an uncle of Kamran Faisal, Dr Anwar Saeed Chaudhry, came up on the rostrum and said he wanted to become party in the case. Justice Jawwad said normally the apex court did not hear individual cases, but it was of public importance, so the bench was hearing it.

“We will not pay heed to what comes in media about the murder,” Justice Jawwad said and added the government had also constituted a commission, on which Attorney General Irfan Qadir submitted a copy of the notification on the commission constituted by the government for probing the death of Kamran Faisal. The court noted that it was not a judicial commission, but only an inquiry commission.

The court also gave conditional exemption to NAB Chairman Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari from personally appearing before the court on the next date of hearing, but ruled that whenever the court needed him, he would have to appear. The hearing was adjourned till February 11.