LAHORE: A National Accountability Court today handed over former MD Pepco Tahir Busharat Cheema to NAB officials for his alleged involvement in corruption and illegal recruitment with the department concerned.

NAB Judge Abdussattar passed the order when the NAB officials produced the suspect before the court. An Investigation Officer told the judge that the former MD had misused his powers by recruiting 500 people with Pepco and made billions of rupees in corruption. The officer pleaded the judge to hand them over to them so that they could investigate the alleged matter. The counsel of the accused, however, said that the allegations leveled against his client were baseless. He said he had never been involved in corruption. After hearing both sides, the judge accepted plea of the NAB and awarded 14-day physical remand to the suspect in NAB custody.