The Supreme Court on Monday directed Inspector General Islamabad Police Bani Amin Khan and Inspector General Punjab Police Haji Habibur Rehman to ensure the arrest of Tauqir Sadiq, the former chairman of the Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra).

According to a private television channel, a three judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, heard the case pertaining to the implementation of its order against Sadiq.

During the hearing, the chief justice inquired as to why had Ogra’s former chairman still not been arrested.

Responding to which, the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) investigation officer told the bench that raids were being conducted for Sadiq’s arrest but every time he would manage to escape.

The court ruled that it appeared that Sadiq was being informed of the arrest raids in advance.

The bench moreover warned the IG Islamabad Police and IG Punjab Police that if the next raid went unsuccessful, then the police chiefs would have to appear before the bench along with the investigation officers.

The court subsequently adjourned the hearing to Nov 19.