3 Land Revenue Dept officers booked for illegal transfer of land

The Nation

Rawalpindi – The Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE) Rawalpindi
Region has registered a case 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, informed sources on Thursday.

The accused were identified as Tehsildar Sohail Maqbool,
Gardawar Qazi Sajjad, Patwari Ilyas,while the landlords were
Fazal Inam Sabir and Fazal Arshad, they said.

ACE RR has managed to nab Patwari Ilyas and the two landlords
in a land fraud case registered with Anti Corruption Police Station
on complaint of Mirza Muhammad, source said. However, the
other three land revenue department officers are still at large.
According to sources, a citizen named Mirza Muhammad lodged
a complaint with ACE RR and accused two landlords Saeen Fazal

Inam Sabir and Fazal Arshad of transferring his 621 kanals of
land in a fraudulent manner. He also accused the land revenue
department officers of helping the accused in the crime and
requested the anti-graft body to hold an inquiry into the scam.
During the inquiry it was suggested that the accused Fazal Inam
Sabir gifted Fazal Arshad a total of 732 kanal shamlat land from
Moza Mughal Pari through unregistered gift deed and obtained an
exparte degree from court in his favour.

The investigation also revealed that the mutation number 1420 for
the transfer of said land was passed by Tehsildar Rawalpindi
without verification of revenue record and ownership of the
vendee. It was also cleared in investigation that Saeen Fazal was
not the owner of 732 kanals of land; instead he owned only 111
kanal that too in Shamlat. The investigator also found the record
register and Gardawari to have been tampered with and
recommended departmental action against the accused.

In light of the inquiry report, a case was registered against three
officers of land revenue and two other landlords. ACE RR held
Patwari and two landlords while two other accused are still at
large.

The Assistant Director Anti Corruption Ms Aleenay Bosal
supervised the investigation in land scam.

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