Peshawar: 6 PSC officials held for tampering with results
PESHAWAR: Six officials of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission (PSC) were arrested on Thursday for being involved in tampering results on Thursday, police said.
The police officials said that the PSC Chairman Riaz Noor submitted a complaint with the Director Anti-Corruption Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nisar Ahmed Tanoli, stating that a gang was involved in tampering the results through engineered methods.
The director initiated an inquiry into the complaint and found that seven candidates including Asmatullah, Irfan Babar, Zar Ali, Hazrat Said, Riazuddin and Munsif Khan, who appeared in the commission’s examination for the post of lecturer, were declared successful after they paid Rs300,000 each as bribe to officials of the Public Service Commission.
According to the first information report of anti-corruption police station, the PSC officials including Asim Khan, who was the mastermind and a computer software engineer, dealing assistants Muhammad Iqbal, Wahid Gul and Muslim Khan, naib qasid Zahoor Khan, watchman Fazlur Rehman and driver Taj Wali received the bribe from the candidates.
The sources said that this malpractice was continuing since long and deserving candidates were deprived of their right while undeserving ones were declared passed in the examinations. According to the Anti-Corruption officials, the case under sections 419, 420, 468, 471 PPC and Section 5 (2) PC Act had been registered against the PSC officials involved in the malpractice and six of them had been arrested while raids were being conducted for the arrest of the seven candidates and the mastermind Asim Khan.
Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption police also registered a case against officials of Revenue Department for selling the government land to the Model Town Corporation chairman Qaisar Abdur Rehman on nominal rates and thus inflicting a loss of Rs46, 11, 67,652 on the national exchequer.
A communiqué said that the director Anti-Corruption Peshawar held an inquiry on the public complaints regarding selling and transfer of government land situated near Katcha Garhi opposite the Hayatabad Township on nominal rates.
It said in the inquiry report that the tehsildar Kifayatullah, gardawar Liaqat Ali Shah and patwari Tilawat Shah had sold and transferred the commercial land to the chairman Model Town Corporation by showing it agriculture and dry land.
Besides, the officials of revenue department also transferred the land without taking transfer tax from the chairman and thus gave a loss of billions of rupees to the exchequer. After the report the Anti-Corruption police registered case against the officials under section 409 PPC and sections 5 and 27 of PC Act.