Ring Road scam Ex-Pindi commissioner to stay in jail

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Staff Reporter

 

A local court on Wednesday extended the judicial remand of former Rawalpindi commissioner Capt (retd) Muhammad Mahmood and land requisition officer Wasim Tabish in Rawalpindi Ring Road scam.

Earlier, the suspects were produced in the court Wednesday. According to FIA, both the commissioner and the land requisition officer have been accused of illegally acquiring government land.

“Capt (r) Mahmood acquired land and unlawfully began construction of Ring Road project,” an FIA officer told the court.

The court extended the judicial remand of the suspects and adjourned the hearing till August 25.

In the previous hearing on August 5, the former commissioner went to court, seeking bail in the case.

He stated that the federal government is taking revenge from him in the name of “retaliatory action” against politicians for disobeying “illegal orders”.

“I was arrested on July 14. Details revealed that the investigation agency has given a clean chit to many political figures in the case. The case does not mention the name of any members of the Cabinet”, he stated in his bail plea.

 

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