Karachi: 5 men jailed in land grab case
KARACHI: A sessions court on Wednesday sentenced five men to as many years in prison in a land scam case.
The court found Saeed Quershi, Haleem Sheikh, Faisal, Mohammad Ali and Khurram guilty of occupying a plot through forged documents in 2004.
Additional district and sessions judge (south) Shahid Hussain Chandio also imposed a fine of Rs20,000 each, and in case of default the accused men would have to undergo an additional one-month imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, Saeed Quershi with the help of the co-accused instituted a fake file of plot 17-B, situated in Gulshan-i-Faisal Cooperative Housing Society within the remit of the Boat Basin police station and on the basis of the documents got it allotted to his name.
A case (FIR 286/04) was registered under Sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471(using as genuine a forged document) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code on a complaint of Farhat Iqbal Farooqi, the owner of the plot.
The accused were present in court and after the pronouncement of the order they were taken into custody and sent to prison with the conviction warrants to serve out the sentences.