ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed family of Sheikh Afzal, main accused in Haris Steel Mills fraud case, to cooperate with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for the recovery of outstanding amount, saying that BoP has no authority to harass the family of Sheikh Afzal. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chuadhry was apprised that Rs 5.6 billion out of the total amount of Rs 8.4 billion in the Haris Steel Mills fraud case had been secured, while about Rs 3 billion was outstanding. Chief Justice Chaudhry stated that in the last hearing the BoP had informed the court that Rs 5 billion had been secured. He remarked that people resort to SC because they have faith that justice will be done and the Bank of Punjab became able to recover the amount due to courts intervention. While Counsel for NAB and Federal Investigation Agency apprised the apex court that they would get custody of Hamesh Khan, principal accused in Rs 9 billion loan scam of Haris Steel Mills, within ten days and would be extradited from the United States. Fariah Afzal, wife of Sheikh Afzal, informed the three-member SC bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmed and Justice Ghulam Rabbani that NAB and BoP officials entered her house without permission and notice, and harassed the family members. She said that her son Haris Afzal had been missing for the last six weeks. Khawaja Haris contradicted Fariahs statement and said Sheikh Afzals family, particularly Haris Afzal, was not cooperating with the BoP in processing the plea bargain therefore they could not recover the remaining amount. He said Haris Afzal son of Sheikh Afzal had taken oath before the court that he would cooperate with NAB and BoP authorities, but now he had run away and his mother claimed Haris is in NAB or BoP custody, which was not true. Hamesh Khans lawyer informed the court that his client was presently in custody of State Department of US, who will hand over to Pakistani authorities soon. He said Hamesh wanted to appear before the court but he should not be disgraced. The court ordered that Hamesh should not be disgraced and produced before the SC in which he had reposed confidence. But Deputy Prosecutor General NAB Raja Aamir contended that he was the prime accused and would be interrogated under the law. The bench in its order said he should be proceeded in accordance with law without being disgraced. The court ordered Bhandari to assist the NAB and BoP and said NAB did not have authority to harass Sheikh Afzals family. He also directed NAB not take Haris into custody till the plea bargain released, and adjourned the case till April 19.