ISLAMABAD : The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned the finance department of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) with its record of last five years for the principal accused Tauqir Sadiq involved in the OGRA multi-billion rupees scam, sources told The Nation on Sunday.

According to details, Tauqir was provided with the copy of reference filed against him by the NAB in Accountability Court-1 Islamabad to give his in-written version in the confinement cell of NAB Police Station sector G-6, the sources added.

For writing the version, he demanded the record of OGRA, some important files from the authority and minutes sheets of his chairmanship of regulatory authority. For the purpose, the sources said, the NAB has summoned the finance department of the OGRA on July 30, the sources added. Earlier, Tauqir Sadiq was provided with the reference copy consisting on more than 3600 pages to read and write his version about the charges like misuse of authority, corruption, corrupt practices, illegal appointment as chairman OGRA, relocation of CNG stations, issuance of bogus licenses of CNG stations and nepotism observed by him during his chairmanship of OGRA, the sources added. Interestingly, the accused demanded the record through an application from NAB but he always hesitates to confront Mir Kamal Marri (Member Finance) and Mansoor Muzzafar Ali (Member Gas) of OGRA, the sources added. When contacted an official of the NAB to seek version, he confirmed and said the accused would be provided with each and every file to write his version though it is understandable that through his dilly-delaying tactics he (Tauqir) wanted to waste the time of interrogation and silently wanted to spend the remand duration.