Former Rawalpindi commissioner Capt (r) Muhammad Mahmood on Tuesday moved an anti-corruption court, seeking post-arrest bail in the Ring Road scam case.
After a preliminary hearing of the bail plea, Judge Raja Muhammad Arshad directed the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) to submit complete record of the case on next hearing to be held on August 6.
The prime accused in the Ring Road scam filed the bail plea through his lawyer, stating that he had never been involved in corrupt practices. The case was aimed to persecute him, he claimed.
He alleged that he was being subjected to vengeful action for not obeying political bigwigs and termed a fact-finding committee formed to look into the scam illegal.
The former bureaucrat pleaded with the court to order his release on bail.
A team of Punjab’s Anti-Corruption Establishment had last month arrested the ex-Rawalpindi commissioner and chairman land acquisition Waseem Tabish over their alleged role in the Ring Road scam.