Islamabad: Court sends fake FIA official to judicial lockup
ISLAMABAD: Senior Civil Judge Shahrukh Arjumand on Friday sent an accused to judicial lockup for posing as a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) senior official and preparing fake appointment letters of FIA with the aim to extort money from people.
A case 3/12 was registered against Attaul Munim on the complaint of Kauser Ali Shah, Inspector (Security), FIA headquarters. According to FIA official, the case has been registered on the basis of the findings of an inquiry, which determined that Munim of Haripur by impersonating himself as an officer of FIA prepared fake letters of FIA for grabbing money from people.
He prepared a letter of appointment of Karam Nawaz as driver in FIA with fake signature of FIA Assistant Director, Nisar Shah and the same was presented by Nawaz on October 3, 2011 at FIA headquarters.
Another bogus letter was prepared by him in respect of awarding the contract of FIA canteen with fake signature of director HR of FIA to Mushtaq Ahmed on December 22, 2011 and the same was presented by Ahmed at FIA office on December 26, 2011.
The FIA Crime Circle Inspector, Tariq Mahmood, said the accused (Attaul Munim) prepared another fake letter of appointment of Tanveer Ahmed as constable in FIA with fake signature of FIA Assistant Director Khalid Qureshi.
During the course of investigation, it was verified that no such officer or designations exist in FIA and all the letters were fake.
The accused was arrested on January 27 and six days’ remand was granted by the competent court. FIA produced Atta on Friday and informed the court that the accused admitted his guilt and USBs used for preparation of fake letters, and his emails in which fake letters were saved, has been recovered.
The FIA official said that the accused has also been confronted by the persons to whom he gave the fake FIA letters. He also disclosed that Atta also prepared fake letters of other government departments as well and extorted money from Al-Wasey Travels and Al-Hadeed Travels.
The FIA official said, as accused required to be identified with them further he has to be confronted the bank record of the accounts he disclosed for recovery of extorted amount.
Earlier, FIA requested seven days’ remand of accused for further interrogation, while the court in its order maintained that the remand of the accused has already been granted to FIA, which was sufficient. The request of FIA for further physical remand is not justified, it declared. The court sent the accused to Adiala Jail and directed FIA to produce him again on February 17 for further proceeding in that matter.