ISLAMABAD - The National Accountability Bureau officers on Monday arrested former secretary Local Government, Sindh, Ali Ahmed Lund, from the Supreme Court premises after his bail was dismissed.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the bail application of Ali Ahmed against the Sindh High Court. The high court had dismissed his bail application in May 2016.

Lund is accused of illegally accumulating moveable and immoveable assets estimated around Rs225 million. According to the NAB, Ali made money which is incompatible with his known legitimate source of income during his employment as a government servant from 1984 to 2014.

He was sacked from the position in November 2013 following a controversy over the appointments of 12,900 employees in the department he was managing. He had ordered the removal of these employees, saying that their induction since June 2012 was against the rules. However, the Sindh government nullified his action and reinstated the employees.

The NAB in 2014 had launched an inquiry against the former secretary into the alleged corruption, which later was turned into a reference in December 2015.