ISLAMABAD: The most influential officials of Oil and Gas Development Corporation Limited (OGDCL) have finalized secret deal with Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to rescue their eight colleagues allegedly involve in the corruption worth Rs. 900 million.
Credible sources said that FIA has included the deceased General Manager of OGDCL Zafar Rajpoot in the initial list of accused persons involved in the scam.
The initial estimate of Sinjhoro plant project was prepared by deceased Zafar Rajpoot, but unfortunately, he had passed away four months before.
“Rooh-u-llah the new GM had approved the project without examining the files and contractor of this project Salman Mahmood had bribed millions repress to concerned OGDCL officials.
That is why, this project had been approved without any delay and ten officials of OGDCL were responsible of loss of Rs. 900 million to national exchequer”, sources added.
The sources further said that the FIA after getting initial information had taken GM Rooh-u-llah, contractor Salman Mahmood, Chief Procurement Riaz Khan, Accountant Khalid Khan and other contractors Fazal Abbasi and Ashraf Pathan into its custody while two officials had granted interim bails from the local courts.
Credible sources of OGDCL revealed that powerful and influential mafia has given complete facilities and protocol to their colleagues in the custody of investigation agency and made secret deal with the officials of FIA for the release of these corrupt officials.
The officials of FIA in return assured of their release after few hearings of the case.
Online, when contacted with Investigation Officer of FIA Inspector Chaudhry Tauqeer, he said that FIA has un-deniable evidences against all detainee officials and national exchequer has to face loss of Rs. 900 million due to these officials adding that challan has been completed against them and bails of two fled officials to be cancelled.
The Investigation Officer further said that as far bail matter of accused was concerned it was discretionary power of Judge and we would produce all the evidences before thecourt adding that we cannot do anything if court grants bails to accused persons.
It is worth-mentioning here that the hearing of the said case was conducted by Special Judge FIA Chaudhry Nazir and the Investigation Officers of the agency did not appeared before the court.
The hearing of the case has been adjourned by January 24.