LAHORE - The National Accountability Bureau Monday moved to an accountability court a reference against investigation officers/officials of Pakistan Railways’ allegedly involved in corruption of Rs 48.2 million in ‘pig iron’ case.

Investigation proceedings were initiated on December 26, 2013 and culminated on May 29, 2015 when the executive board approved the filing of reference in the accountability court.

As many as 10 persons, including six officers of Pakistan Railways, two officers of Pakistan Steel Mills and two independent contractors, have been nominated as accused persons.

Charges against the said persons involved misuse of authority, embezzlement of Railways funds, loss to national exchequer and illegal award of contact for the purchase of 5000 metric ton of pig iron.

Among the accused person are Zahoor Khattak, the then Chief Controller Purchase and Akhtar Saeed, the then general manager of Operations of Pakistan Railways. Whereas the two independent contactors have already been arrested and are in judicial custody at present.