OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - An accountability court on Monday extended for 14 days the judicial remand of Hamesh Khan, Sheikh Afzal and Seth Nisar who are allegedly involved in Rs 9 billion Bank of Punjab scam. It ordered the officials concerned to produce the accused again on May 16. On September 27, 2007, National Accountability Bureaus Punjab chapter had filed a reference in an accountability court against 12 persons including six officials of the bank and six others accused of Rs 9 billion fraud. The investigation showed that accused Shaikh Muhammad Afzal, the director of the Haris Steel, with co-accused Muhammad Munir, Ali Ijaz, Abid Raza and Irfan Ali, in connivance with BoP ex-president Hamesh Khan, Haroon Aziz, Azizul Hameed, Muhammad Shoaib Qureshi, ex-general managers Muhammad Adil Khan, Muhammad Nauman Arif and Muhammad Ziaul Haq, had allegedly opened 23 fictitious accounts with their fake and forged national identity cards. They, according to the investigation, obtained loans of approximately Rs 9 billion from year 2005 to 2007 with the help of fake documentation, bogus collaterals, fictitious guarantees and mortgage deals executed by fake persons. In this reference, the NAB has accused Hamesh of misuse of power and sanctioning illegal loans. While Seth Nisar has been accused of committing willful default of Rs 930 million he borrowed from the BoP.