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Sindh Home Department declares Jakhrani House as Sub-Jail

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The Sindh Home department has declared the home of an accused of corruption of millions of rupees as sub-jail.

Accused of millions of rupees corruption in Sindh Education Department’s development funds by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Abbas Jakhrani is a cousin and co-accused of Aijaz Jakhrani, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) central leader and adviser to Chief Minister Sindh for Prison.

Abbas Jakhrani is confined to Sukkur Central Jail for the last many months. Jakhrani, former chairman of Jacobabad Municipal Corporation, was arrested in September 2019 by NAB Sukkur.

Sajjad Jakhrani is also under investigation of NAB for purchase of a bullet-proof vehicle illegally.

On January 31, Sindh Home Secretary Muhammad Usman Chachar issued an order, copy of which is available with ‘Daily City News ’, declaring the house of accused Sajjad Jakhrani ‘Jakhrani House Jacobabad’ as sub-jail to keep him over there.Home Secretary Chachar issued the order of declaring ‘Jakhrani House’, residence of accused Abbas Jakharani, as sub-jail in pursuance of Section 541 of the Criminal Procedure Code (Cr.Pc) read with Section 6 of the Sindh Prisoners and Corrections Service Act 2019 and Rule 2(1)(b) of Pakistan Prison Rules 1978 on account of ‘different tribal enmity and security concerns’ described by the Sindh government.

Citynews tried to approach Sindh Home Secretary Usman Chachar upon the issue, called at his official number and then at his cell number and sent him message for his version but till the filing of the story, he did not respond.

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