Revenue Officials Booked Over Illegal Land Transfer

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HARIPUR: The anti-corruption establishment has booked a tehsildar, a girdawar, a patwari and seven others here over an illegal land transfer.

According to ACE Haripur circle officer Tanvir Ahmad, a probe was launched into the complaint of Islamabad-based Raja Asif about the fake transfer deed of a piece of land already donated to the Taleemul Quran madressah in Kotnajibullab village.

The case findings show that Shaheena Parvin wife of Suhail Ahmad, sister of the complainant, had donated a piece of land measuring five kanals and five marlas to the madressah through a transfer deed in 2015.

The complainant said Ms Shaheena and Mr Sohail had developed differences and had moved the local courts against each other.

He said Mr Sohail sold the land to Zarin Khan claiming it wasn’t earmarked for the madressah and that he kept both his estranged wife and a local court in the dark and obtained a degree.

The revenue officials later transferred the 5.5 kanals of madressah land in the name of Zarin Khan, Shehnaz Bibi and Naeem Akhtar though illegal deeds on Aug 28, 2018.

The complainant said he had already donated 28 kanals of land to the madressah in 2005.

On the probe’s completion, ACE circle officer Tanvir Ahmad registered a case against 10 people, including tehsildar Mir Laiq Shah, girdawar Ejaz, patwari Kamran Shah, Sohail Ahmad, Shehnaz Bibi, Mohammad Naeem, Mohammad Sarwar, Tahir Awais, Amir Sohail and Sarfraz Khan under the PPC and Prohibition of Corruption Act.

Amir Sohail, who was witness to the sale agreement, was held and sent to jail.

SHOP GUTTED: A fire destroyed goods in a garment shop here early on Friday.

 

Police said the fire was caused by an electric short-circuit. They said the Rescue 1122’s fire engine prevented the fire from spreading to the adjoining shops.

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