Mansehra: 2 persons arrested for swindling people
MANSEHRA, Jan 21: Mansehra police have arrested two persons who allegedly took money from hundreds of people with the promise to get their names registered with the Wasila-i-Haq scheme of the Benazir Income Support Programme, it was learnt.
Mansehra police had lodged FIR against three culprits for allegedly receiving over Rs0.5 million from various people but failing to fulfil their promise.
Police had taken the action after a group of eight former nazims and councillors had moved separate applications to the Mansehra DPO for registration of cases against a group of five persons who had deceived them.
An additional sessions judge ordered the police to arrest Mohammad Azam and Farrukh Raza after cancellation of their bail pleas.
The investigation officer Mohammad Iftikhar told reporters that initially the investigation was launched against eight persons but after an inquiry FIR was registered against Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Azam, Farrukh Raza and Mohammad Ali.