Islamabad: Fraudster mints money and escapes
ISLAMABAD: Investigators of Rs1.7millioin fraud case gave clean chit to religious scholar Dr Tayaba Bukhari and revealed that a couple used her name in a criminal activity, police sources told Dawn. Earlier, Squadron Leader (retired) Javed Iqbal told woman police station that his wife Aqsa Javed, also a retired officer of armed forces, paid Rs1.7millioin through 16 online transactions from a private bank in F-11 to Dr Tayaba Bukhari. The transactions were made for treatment of Ms Javed’s mother by spiritual healing. However, the patient did not get relief and the couple demanded their money back, but she refused.
During investigation it was found that a woman – Abida Iqbal – used Dr Bukhari’s name to defraud couple.
Prof Bukhari has nothing to do with the case, besides, Abida Iqbal and Imtiaz Kausar were the culprits, sources quoted the investigation report.
SI Mohamamd Aslam Sahi in the report revealed that the holders of the two accounts in which the amount was transferred were Imtiaz Kausar and Abida Iqbal, not Prof Bukhari.
The investigators also raided the residence of Ms Iqbal in Lahore to arrest her, but her father Mohammad Iqbal told police that his daughter eloped with a man – Mehboob.
Investigation revealed that Abida Iqbal and Imtiaz Kausar misused the name of Prof Bukhari in advertisement, in newspapers and internet to defraud people, the sources said.