Retired Brigadier arrested in mega property scam

Retired Brigadier arrested in mega property scam
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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.

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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.

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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.

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