Lahore : Former vice Chancellor Punjab University Dr Mujahid Kamran has revealed that NAB used to torture the accused to get their confession .
While giving interview to channels ; the veteran professor said that during the custody of NAB he experienced horrible tactics of the investigators . He had not taken bed to sleep as other prisoner were not provided cots to sleep . 3 to 4 people locked in a small stinky cell ,CCTV cameras were installed in bath rooms and he could not understood what kind of help will it provide in investigations.
Dr Mujahid Kamran said that I had talked to Fawad Hassan Fawad and asked you become an approver against Shahbaz Sharif. “I wouldn’t have been jailed if I had become an approver,” Kamran quoted Fawad as saying.
“They torture people,” Kamran told SAMAA TV in an exclusive interview. “I saw with my own eyes the torture marks on the body of a man named Haji Nadeem.” He said that Nadeem told him he was hanged by his arm and beaten with sticks.
Kamran was arrested by NAB on October 5 for allegedly hiring people illegally and granting contracts to undeserving companies. He was released on bail by the LHC on November 10.
The NAB is currently investigating high profile corruption cases against the politicians and bureaucrats, including Shahbaz Sharif, Nawaz Sharif, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Ahad Cheema, and Fawad Hassan Fawad.“NAB has arrested many innocent people and they don’t release them because they think it will embarrass them,” he alleged. The opposition parties have accused the NAB of leaking false information and attempting to influence public opinion.
Mujahid Kamran said the NAB chairman should bar his officials from sharing ‘distorted’ stories with the media.
“I got very angry when I heard that some NAB official accused me of earning money illegally,” he said. “I told NAB chairman that I was the vice-chancellor for nine years and after my retirement, I shifted to a rented house.” The former PU VC said he had to sell his plot and borrow money from colleagues to buy a new home.
“I don’t expect justice from the accountability court,” he added.
Dr Mujahid Kamran said that the bureau has installed CCTV cameras in every cell and you can’t switch off the lights. “Not only CCTV cameras but they heard your conversation too,” he claimed. “What is embarrassing is that they have cameras installed everywhere, even where we take shower.”
He remarked that Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif, who was arrested on October 5 for his alleged involvement in Ashiana-e-Iqbal housing scam, is being kept in Cell 13 alone.
However NAB spokesperson denied the allegations levelled by the former VC Pu Dr Mujahid Kamran.