ISLAMABAD, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- The officer who was investigating a scam case against Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf was found dead on Friday in the federal capital of Islamabad, local media reported.
Local Urdu TV channels quoting police officials said that Kamran Faisal, an investigation officer of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), was found dead in his residence located in the federal lodges of Islamabad on Friday.
Police officials were unable to tell the cause of his death yet. The body of the officer was shifted to hospital for autopsy.
Police and other investigation agencies have started the investigation into the case.
Faisal was playing a main role in the investigation of the Rental Power Projects (RPPs) case that led the Supreme Court of Pakistan to order prompt arrest of Prime Minister Ashraf and 15 others allegedly involved in the scam on Tuesday.
During the hearing of the case in the Supreme Court, the NAB refused to take action against the sitting prime minister, saying that the investigation report, submitted earlier in the apex court, did not have enough evidence to arrest Ashraf.
NAB Chief Fasih Bokhari said that the investigation officers had worked in a hurry and did not provide enough proofs in their reports.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court adjourned the hearing of the corruption case against the incumbent prime minister till next Wednesday.
Ashraf and 15 other people were accused of taking kickbacks in purchasing RPPs when Ashraf was the minister for water and power in the present government.
The three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary had ordered the NAB to arrest the prime minister and submit a report on Thursday.
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