Islamabad: Court declares real estate ‘Double Shah’ absconder
ISLAMABAD: Senior Civil Judge Mahmood Haroon on Tuesday declared a cyber crime ‘Double Shah’ absconder for not appearing before court following awarding of bail in a real estate scam being run through Internet.
The said judge also directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to arrest the accused as soon as possible and be produced before court for further proceeding.
A First Information Report (FIR) on January 6, 2009 under section 7, 8, 20 PECO 2007 r/w 420 PPC was registered with FIA Cyber Crime Cell (CCC) Rawalpindi against Rao Ali Gohar, a resident of G–11 Islamabad, from a complainant Sheikh Riaz ul Haq, advocate Supreme Court.
According to FIA, Haq alleged in the application that Rao Ali Gohar was advertising on Internet, newspaper and cable TV an investment in UAE Dubai, Ajmaan in Real Estate and was offering double profit over the investment. On contact Rao Ali Gohar said that his company had offices in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Islamabad in the name of Best Deal with head office in Dubai.
Gohar assured investors that he maintained all accounts and transfers amounts through Internet, computer and e-mail and a website. He assured people of doubling the amount and return after one month if the complainant invested at least Rs 0.6 million. By his inducement the complainant paid him the said amount through cross cheques.
The complainant said that after the passage of four months Gohar did not return the amount along with said double profit.
Haq said that every time Gohar would promise him to pay the amount the day after tomorrow. Subsequently, the complainant came to know that the accused was a member of a real estate mafia and foreign currency mafia and has deprived of billions of rupees fraudulently through Internet and e-mails in the name of Dubai, Ajmaan Property.
The FIA cyber crime cell official informed the court that after filing of application of Haq the agency investigated the matter and turned out that it was a huge scandal.
It was also known that people were being looted and huge amounts were being transferred abroad. On checking it was found that all the contact numbers given to investors were found fake.
The FIA on the permission of court raided the places billed as their offices in Islamabad and Karachi, arrested them and gathered relevant evidences from the scene.
Gohar and his three-day other accomplices were awarded physical remand on March 31, 2011.
On July 16 court released the accused and directed him to appear before court in every hearing regarding that matter while the accused did not do so. The said court sent summons to Gohar many times after bail but he did not responded to court.
On Tuesday the court declared Gohar absconder and adjourned the case till November 22.