Lahore: 12 nabbed in Rs21.4m scam
LAHORE: As reported by the Daily Times on Wednesday, the Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE) and police have arrested 12 accused, who had defrauded the Police Department of Rs 21.4 million in connivance with the police officials and the AG office staff, sources said.
The arrested accused have been identified as constables Shaukat Ali, Tajamal Hussain, Muhammad Ali, Shoaib Sardar and Imran Shah; Head Constable Sajid Ashraf, Accounts Clerk posted at the Capital City Police Office Sajawal Ashraf, Constable Gulfam Rasool of the Punjab Highway Patrol, PA to Deputy Director Project to Improve Financial Reporting and Auditing Muhammad Adnan, Accounts Officer at AG Office Robinson Pal, Keypunch Operator at AG Office Kashif Iqbal and a private person Mehmood Ahmed, they said.
The authorities have recovered Rs 11 million from the accused and also stopped further transactions, including the one of Rs 7.3 million, which was being transferred to one Uzair Asghar’s accounts in Allied Bank Limited, Raiwind Road Branch, showing him as a sub-inspector.
Money had also been transferred in accounts of a fake assistant sub-inspector Muhammad Ahmed and others, sources said.
Lahore Region ACE Director Maqbool Ahmed Langah told Daily Times that the gang had succeeded in transferring Rs 21.4 million in their accounts only in two months – July and August 2010.
Sources said the bank employees were likely to be involved in the scam.
This case has been registered on the complaint of Muhammad Khalid Farooq, accounts officer (discipline section), AG Office. The AG Office employees used to get 50 percent of the total defrauded money.