QUETTA: A local court handed over suspended Balochistan Finance Secretary Mushtaq Raisani to National Accountability Bureau on a two-week physical remand.

Raisani, who was arrested yesterday after recovery of Rs 651.8 million in cash from his house, was produced before the court of judicial magistrate. The court accepted NAB’s plea for physical remand.

DG NAB Balochistan Major (Retd.) Tariq Mehmood said at least Rs.651.8 million was recovered from finance secretary’s house in a Friday’s raid.

Talking to media Tariq said Raisani’s arrest was not a sudden act. “It was planned action as an inquiry was in progress against him for embezzlement in local government funds. Looted money of Balochistan will be retrieved and returned to the people,” he said.