Islamabad: Fake address of accused detected
ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has found as fake the residential addresses mentioned on the national identity card of one of the main accused in Kuri Model Village scam Dr Waseem Shamshad, the former CDA Director Lands.
It dawned upon the investigators after they conducted raids in Multan and Lahore on the houses mentioned in permanent and temporary residential addresses columns of Dr Waseem Shamshad’s identity card, said an official of FIA, wishing not to be named.
The raids were conducted following the filing of an FIR against some nine officials and officers of the Capital Development Authority on August 17, who were found involve in the mega land scam, he added.
Two of the officials including Naib Tehsildar Mian Aftab and Acting Admin Officer Ali Asghar are in custody of FIA, while one Assistant Director Technical Ali Mumtaz is on interim bail. While six other are still at large. A court has already issued arrest warrants of all the nine accused following the registration of nominated FIR. Nine officials including CDA’s former director Land and Rehabilitation Dr Wasim Shamshad, Naib Tehsildar Mian Aftab, former Assistant Director Sheikh Abdur Rashid, Acting Admin Officer Ali Asghar, Sub-Engineer Khalid Khokhar, Assistant Director Technical Ali Mumtaz, Naib-Tehsildar Ghulam Ali, Gardawar Ghani-ur-Rehman and Patwari Shahid Mehmood were nominated in the FIR.
Earlier, the FIA has started investigation into the mega scam and taken into custody the record pertaining to plots allotment in the proposed Kuri Model Village in December 2010.
Former Director Land and Rehabilitation Dr Waseem Shamshad has already been suspended by Establishment Division, following the recommendations of an inquiry committee comprising of two CDA Members. While former Assistant Director Sheikh Rashid was suspended by CDA Chairman after the allegations have been proved against him.
The internal fact-finding committee had found both the aforementioned officials guilty of not completing the formalities involving the issuance of plot allotment letter. These officials had issued 1200 allotment letters in a matter of just three days, while a total of 3976 allotment letters were issued in the proposed model village in the name of affecttees. Soon after the emergence of huge land scam, chairman CDA on December 27, 2010 had declared invalid all 3,976 allotment letters issued by the Authority following the implementation of Kuri and Rehara Villages Award. The further investigation into the scam has unearthed massive irregularities like double allotment of same plot, some missing files, incomplete files, missing documents and attachment of counterfeit documents with fake signatures in some files. CDA Spokesperson Ramzan Sajid while talking to The Nation said that CDA had suffered no financial loss in the saga, as soon after the surfacing of irregularities in the implementation of Kuri and Rehara villages award the chairman CDA had cancelled all the issued allotment letters.