ACE arrests ex-tehsildar in land fraud scam


Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Wednesday arrested Ex-Tehsildar Settlement Rawalpindi Sohail Maqbool.
According to Director ACE Rawalpindi Region Arif Raheem, the accused allegedly involved in the land fraud scam was arrested from the High Court. He was arrested from the Court Room after dismissal of pre-arrest bail.
Justice Ibad ur Rehman Lodhi during last hearing observed that notorious tehsildar has been escaping from the cases by misusing pre-arrest bails from the courts for an indefinite period.
He summoned the record for today and announced rejection of pre-arrest bail. Asghar Chindia, Circle Officer, ACE Rawalpindi arrested Sohail Maqbool from the court room. According to ACE Rawalpindi Region Office, an FIR 15/18 in 732 kanal land fraud scam was registered in May end against three officers of Land Revenue Department and two local landlords on charges of transferring 732 kanals of land through illegal ways and using bogus documents.
The accused were identified as Tehsildar Sohail Maqbool, Gardawar Qazi Sajjad, Patwari Ilyas, while the landlords were Fazal Inam Sabir and Fazal Arshad. ACE had managed to nab Patwari Ilyas and the two landlords in the land fraud case registered with Anti Corruption Police Station on the complaint of Mirza Muhammad.—APP

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