Former spymaster Faiz Hamid's brother sent to jail in corruption case

“Record reflects that offences allegedly levelled against the accused are non-bailable in nature," judge says

Naib Tehsildar Najaf Hamid. — Geo News/File
Naib Tehsildar Najaf Hamid. — Geo News/File 
  • Anti-corruption court refuses to extend Najaf's interim bail.   
  • Officials of the ACE arrested Najaf in corruption case.  
  • Senior civil judge sends suspect to jail on 14-day remand.  

A local court in Rawalpindi on Monday sent Naib Tehsildar Najaf Hamid, brother of former ISI chief retired Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid, to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi on a 14-day judicial remand in a corruption case.

The development comes as the suspect moved the court of Senior Civil Judge Waqar Hussain Gondal seeking pre-arrest bail after a special anti-corruption court threw out his post-arrest bail plea.

Najaf is facing charges of accumulating assets beyond his known source of income, corruption and misconduct.

Former spymaster Faiz Hamids brother sent to jail in corruption case

In his order, the senior civil judge stated: “Investigation officer/case officer has requested to send the above accused to the judicial lockup.”

“Record reflects that offences allegedly levelled against the accused are non-bailable in nature. Therefore, as per the request of I.O./C.O. accused person is sent to judicial lock up and be produced along with report [challan] under Section 173 Cr.P.C before the concerned court on April 1, 2024,” read the order.

Earlier in the day, Najaf appeared before the court of anti-corruption judge Ali Nawaz Bhakar seeking an extension to his pre-arrest interim bail. The officials of the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Rawalpindi circle taken him into custody as the court rejected his request.

Meanwhile, the suspect filed a post-arrest bail in the same court, which was also rejected by the judge.

On the other hand, the anti-corruption department Punjab confirmed that Najaf was arrested after his interim bail was dismissed by the court.

The former spymaster’s brother was arrested after allegations against him were proved during the investigations, the officials said.