Three Remanded In Judicial Custody In Illegal Land Allotment Case


KARACHI: An accou­nta­bility court on Tuesday remanded three suspects in judicial custody in a case pertaining to alleged illegal allotments in the Pakistan Navy (CNGE) Cooper­ative Housing Society and cheating the public at large.

The National Accoun­tability Bureau arrested the then deputy registrar of the provincial cooperative societies department Syed Jawed Ali along with two alleged bogus members of the cooperative housing society — Moh­am­mad Yaqoob Man­dhro and Abdul Rehman Mandhro on July 9.

On Tuesday, the investigating officer produced Yaqoob Mandhro and Jawed Ali before the administrative judge of the accountability courts upon expiry of their physical remand in NAB custody.

He also produced a letter showing that the third suspect Rehman Man­dhro was admitted to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases for his heart surgery and therefore, he could not be produced before the court.

The IO informed the court that further custody of the three men was no more required by the watchdog and requested the court to remand them in judicial custody.

Allowing his request, Judge Fareed Anwar Qazi remanded the suspects in judicial custody till Aug 10 with direction to the authorities concerned to declare the health facility, where the third suspect was reportedly under treatment, sub-jail.

The judge further ordered to produce them on next date when the IO was told to submit a progress report.

According to NAB, the two detained private persons with the connivance of the deputy registrar obtained bogus allotments of the plots in the Pakistan Navy (CNGE) Cooperative Housing Society and cheated the public at large along with their alleged accomplices. Around seven other nominated suspects have already obtained pre-arrest bail.

Two jailed for six years in corruption case

The provincial anti-corruption court on Tuesday awarded six-year imprisonment to two convicts in a corruption case.

Mushtaq Mirani, the then administrator of the Gulshan-i-Iqbal Coope­rative Housing Society and computer operator Mohammad Bashir were found guilty of taking Rs500,000 bribe from an allottee Ayaz Ahmed Siddiqui for approval to construct his house after demolition in the society.

The judge also imposed a fine of Rs200,000 each on the accused persons.

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