LAHORE – Punjab’s anti-corruption body yesterday arrested a former military brigadier and nine other persons for their involvement in a mega land fraud involving more than 1200 kanals of property.
The arrests were made in Kasur district of Punjab just a few hours after the Supreme Court rejected the bail petitions of the suspects.
Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and Director General Punjab’s Anti-Corruption Establishment Brig (Retd) Muzaffar Ali Ranjha confirmed the arrests while addressing a news conference in Lahore.
One of the alleged fraudsters was identified as Brigadier (r) Ibrahim Khalid. Another key suspect is said to be Amir Aqeeq, a grade-20 officer who had served as Personal Staff Officer to the Punjab’s chief minister in the past.
The other eight accused are government officials and their relatives or private individuals.
According to the law minister, the accused had committed the fraud on May 8, 2012 by selling 1205-kanal piece of land located in district Kasur to their relatives on very low prices.