Mansehra: Court orders arrest of three officials in land transfer case
MANSEHRA: The district and sessions judge here has ordered the anti-corruption establishment to arrest six people, including three officials of the revenue department, for illegal transfer of over 10 kanals in Shinkiary.
The judge ordered the arrest of Girdawar Mubarik Khan, Patwari Zaheer Ahmad and steno Mohammad Javed, all officials of the revenue department, buyers of the land Gul Afzal Khan and Mohammad Tariq and a witness to the deal Laiq Mohammad Khan. The investigation of the case was launched three months ago on the orders of Peshawar High Court Chief Justice of Ejaz Afzal Khan when the land owner approached it.
The revenue officials had illegally transferred the 10 kanals and 10 marlas of Fida Hussain in the name of Gul Afzal and Tariq on fake documents.
Mr Hussain told reporters that when he knew about the transfer of his land he approached the anti-corruption police in Mansehra for the registration of FIR against the revenue department officials and the buyers.
He said that though the ACE lodged the FIR, its director Nisar Tanoli and DSP Javed Iqbal scrapped it on May 30, 2011, without taking any action against the accused. He said that afterwards he moved the Peshawar High Court for the purpose.