LAHORE The most controversial officer in NAB regarding his appointment as Director General, Rana Zahid Mehmood has instructed his subordinate and Investigation Officer of Canal Motors scam to arrest the effectees of the scam but latter has refused to comply with the orders, sources in the NAB confided to The Nation on Monday. It is worth mentioning here that influential accused of the canal Motors Scam had got cases registered even against the effectees of the scam only to release pressure against themselves. The cases were registered against the active effectees of the scam and at least 175 people were defrauded of Rs1.18 billion in the scam. It is pertinent to mention here that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was reluctant to arrest a senior police officer and an retired army personnel despite having evidence of their involvement in the Canal Motors scam. SP Rana Mansoorul Haq and Maj. Hameed Rana were the beneficiaries of the Canal Motors scam and both the officers have political back grounds in all the leading political parties. Rana Zahid was a close relative of Kanal Motors case accused Rana Qaiser Nazir which was being investigated by NAB. Zahid, using his influence had changed Investigation Officer (IO) Rana Waqas Mehmood. The matter was reported to the NAB chairman and Punjab Police inspector general (IG) through various applications but no action was taken in this regard. The Lahore High Court had been prayed through an application for restraining NAB DG?from continuing with his job after end of his contract with effect from April 20 last. The plea was filed by one Muhammad Faisal Qureshi. The petitioner had argued that Zahid stands no more DG. The Lahore High Court had also sought reply from the federal government about the appointment of Rana Zahis even after expiry of his contract.