The former chief executive of Sargodha University’s Lahore campus Mian Javed Ahmed, who was in under NAB custody, has been died of “cardiac arrest” in Lahore District Jail on Friday (Dec 21). Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar took notice of not opening handcuffs of the official despite his death.
According to the Lahore District Jail authorities, the professor experienced a cardiac arrest and was rushed to Services Hospital where he declared dead. However, pictures of the deceased official’s body went viral on social media with the handcuffs still on.
Following the professor’s death, the NAB Lahore issued a clarification and said “The deceased had been shifted to jail in good health,” the statement said, adding that the professor had been taken to Services Hospital today “after he experienced chest pains”. “According to regulations, jail authorities do not take custody of a suspect if his health is deteriorating,” NAB said in its statement.
Javed along with former Sargodha University vice-chancellor Dr Mohammad Akram Chaudhry and four other university officials were arrested by the accountability bureau on suspicion of running illegal camps, according to jail sources. According to the anti-corruption watchdog, the suspects were accused of receiving millions in bribes for allowing third parties to establish illegal sub-campuses.
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17 November, 2019