LAHORE: Accountability Court on Wednesday approved National Accountability Bureau (NAB) plea for physical remand of the opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz and handed him over to the custody of the anti-graft watchdog till June 26.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz was produced before an accountability court by the NAB officials where the anti-graft body pleaded the court for a 15 days remand of the accused.

The court, however, after hearing the arguments by both parties sent approved a 15 days remand of the accused in connection to an ongoing probe against him in Ramzan Sugar Mills and assets beyond means cases.

A day earlier, PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as the court dismissed his plea for an extension in interim bail in cases pertaining to assets beyond means and Ramzan Sugar Mills.

Earlier today, Hamza Shahbaz appeared before the Accountability Court in a hearing of cases pertaining to the assets beyond means and Ramzan Sugar Mills.

As the hearing went underway, Hamza told the court that he is not being given the documents how he can file his answers before the court and requested the court to return his application submitted for interim bail.

At which, the court cancelled his previously granted bail and he was arrested by the NAB authorities from the court premises.