Accountability Courts convict corrupts with heavy fines

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court Rawalpindi Tuesday convicted Muhammad Irfan and Hamid Nawaz for 14 years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) along with fine of Rs 170 million for their involvement in cheating public at large in form of Modarba.
As per reference 03/2014, the accused persons were involved in cheating public at large in form of Modarba and they had collected money from general public and promised to allot them plots in Bolan City near Taxila. However, the investors were deprived off their investments by them.
Ultimately NAB received 164 complaints from investors, thus totaling embezzled amount to Rs 140.682 million. Their 300 kanal land, already under caution, has also been confiscated.
Similarly, in reference no. 04/2014, Accountability Court Peshawar has convicted accused persons including Mukammil Shah (Private person) who has been awarded six years imprisonment with Rs. 16.2 million fine, Hazrat Sher (H/Clerk Settlement Dept Mardan) awarded five years imprisonment with Rs. 11 million fine, Muhammad Pursan (Rtd H/Clerk Settlement Dept Mardan) awarded four years imprisonment along with fine of Rs. 10 million, Malik Aman (Ex.Gardawar) has been imprisoned for four years along with fine of Rs. 10 million, Fazale Malik (Patwari) awarded four years imprisonment along with Rs. 5.22 million fine and Zahir Shah (Patwari) imprisoned for four years along with fine of Rs. 10 million

The case related to “illegal transfer of state land measuring 162 kanal in name of private persons by using fake documents with connivance of revenue officials Mardan worth around Rs 16.2 million.
Moreover, in reference no. 18/2002 titled `State vs. Dr.Tafveez Ameen,’ Accountability Court Lahore in its judgment dated May 14, 2016 declared accused Agha Jehanzeb guilty of allegations leveled against him. A reference was filed against the accused person on allegations of criminal breach of trust, embezzlement and fraudulent loaning.
The accused Agha Jehanzeb has been sentenced to Rigorous Imprisonment for seven years and a fine of Rs. 6.5 million has also been imposed on him.
Judge Accountability Court No.2, Muhammad Azam decided the case and awarded punishment to the accused person.- APP