Islamabad - An investigation officer of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), who is investigating a Modaraba scam worth billions of rupees, has received threats allegedly from the powerful accused and the bureau officials have so far shown reluctance to take action on its employee’s application, The Nation has learnt.

Sources informed this scribe that Raja Munir Anwar, deputy director NAB Rawalpindi, submitted an application in NAB for self-protection and cooperation on January 05, three days after receiving threats, and launched FIR with G-11 police station. But NAB officials did not take the application seriously and did not give any protection to applicant. Likewise, no necessary action was taken in this regard, sources added.

Documents available to The Nation revealed that in connection with the ongoing investigation against Mufti Ehsan Ullah Haq and others on January 2, 2015, five accused persons on physical remand were produced before the judge of an accountability court in Islamabad for extension in their physical remand. The court granted ten days extension in physical remand of all accused.

Naizr Ahmad, one of the main accused, opposed the extension in physical remand; however the judge dismissed his plea. When the investigation officer came out of the courtroom and reached the main gate of special court, Wasay Ullah, maternal uncle of Nazir Ahmad, started using abusive language against the investigation officer and top officials of NAB. Wasay threatened the investigation officer of dire consequences. He specially gave life threats to the investigation officer and pressurised the investigation team.

Munir Anwar took the stance in his application, which he has submitted in NAB, to take the necessary action against Wasay Ullah and an official arm licence along with weapon may please be arranged for him. The NAB has filed total 93 cases and registered affectees are 35,268 in the Modaraba scam worth Rs 21.614 billion and NAB has so far recovered Rs 1.734 billion, some houses and 4,000 kanal of land.

The NAB in Modaraba scam has arrested Mufti Ehsan-ul-Haq, Mufti Ibrar-ul-Haq, Hafiz Muhammad Nawaz, Moeen Aslam, Obaidullah, Mufti Shabbir Ahmad Usmani, Sajjad Ahmed, Asif Javed, Ghulam Rasool Ayubi, Muhammad Hussain Ahmed, Hamid Nawaz, Muhammad Irfan, Bilal Khan Bangash, Matiur Rehman, Muhammad Numan Qureshi, Syed Aksheed Hussain, Muhammad Adil Butt, Muhammad Saqib, Umair Ahmed, Nazir Ahmed, Muhammad Usama Abbasi and Ibrahim Al Shoraim Khan Muhammad. The NAB has filed six references in Modaraba case so far.