2 fraudsters held for charging people for CNICs
NOWSHERA: The police on Wednesday arrested a group of fraudsters who were delivering the Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) issued from the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), Peshawar in Pirpiai after receiving Rs100 to 200 from the applicants.
Local Zone Nadra Deputy Manager Ijaz Khan registered a case against the accused. Taimur Khan and Abdullah, residents of Pirpiai village, said that on demand of the area people, the Nadra headquarters from Peshawar sent a mobile team to register more than 1,000 applicants for issuing them CNICs. However, they said after an undue delay in the provision of the CNICs, the applicants who included women complained to the general manager of Nadra in Peshawar.
Later, the people were surprised to come across two individuals Malik Zafar and Azeem Khan, residents of Taru Jabba riding a taxi driven by Jahanzeb, being in possession of more than 400 CNICs. They were delivering the cards to the applicants in the area after charging Rs100 to 200 each.
They said the group had already distributed more than 150 CNICs in the area when the villagers got hold of them and informed the police as they said the prime minister and Nadra had already waived off the fee of CNIC for the flood affected people. When the police reached the spot, they recovered 250 CNICs from their possession, the residents said. However, Abdullah and Taimur told reporters that the area police set free the accused late Tuesday night and their names were removed from the first information report.
When the area police was contacted, they said one of the accused Azeem Khan who was arrested told the police that he was the president of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in Taru Jabba and received the cards from one Fayyaz in the Nadra office in Gulbahar Peshawar for distribution among the applicants in Nowshera district. He denied taking any money from the applicants while handing over their CNICs. The residents alleged that the taxi driver demanded money from the applicants in Pirpiai area when they were handed their CNICs.