Sugar mill officers booked in Jhang for misappropriation of millions of rupees
JHANG: On the orders of DPO Rao Abdul Karim, the police have registered cases against the officials of a local sugar mill on the charge of misappropriating millions of rupees of sugarcane growers.
Bajaywala, Muhammad Nawaz and Bashir Ahmed, residents of Bhoon Jahangul, stated that they had supplied their sugarcane worth Rs 1.9 million, Rs 500,000 and Rs 200,000 respectively to the mill, but the officers had misappropriated their money. After an inquiry by the assistant commissioner, the DPO directed the police to register the cases. The Satellite Town and Qadirpur police registered cases against the mill management under section 406 of the PPC. Sources disclosed that political heavyweights and bureaucrats close to the mill officers started pressurising the police and as a result, the accused could not be arrested. They said that the sugar mill was defaulting on Rs one billion of the growers. Meanwhile, the SHOs concerned have failed to arrest the accused.