GUJRANWALA: The anti-corruption department on Tuesday launched a crackdown against corruption and arrested four people allegedly involved in bribery and land frauds.
The regional director Fareed Ahmed said that a team raided and arrested an official of the provincial highway department (PHD) while he was receiving a bribe of Rs90,000 from two citizens for recruiting them in the department.
According to a report, a citizen Syed Samar Abbas filed an application that Rana Maqsood, an official of Narowal PHD took Rs75,000 from him for recruiting his son in the department.
Meanwhile, another citizen Rizwan Bhatti also accused Rana Maqsood for taking Rs15,000 for employing his son in the department.
The initial investigations revealed that the accused person absconded and avoided inquiry proceedings of anti-corruption and was declared as a proclaimed offender since June 2017.
Fareed Ahmed further said that the department also arrested a land record officer (Patwari) over his alleged involvement in tempering and manipulating a land record.
Reportedly, the assistant commissioner Malikwal filed a case against Nisar Ahmed that alleged him of transferring ownership of a 10-marla land of a citizen Muhammad Nazir to another person.
The investigation revealed that the accused took Rs350,000 from the beneficiary. Consequently, he was arrested.