ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has apprehended four officials of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on charges of their alleged participation in the fraudulent preparation and transfer of three fictitious plots in D-13, Islamabad.
According to sources, the arrests followed the cancellation of their pre-arrest bail by a local court.
The details suggest that an inquiry revealed that in 2016, plot numbers 38, 39, and 40, each measuring 50 feet by 90 feet (500 square yards), situated on Street Number 92, Sector D-13/3, Islamabad, were deceitfully allocated to Abdul Rasheed.
This allocation was based on his counterfeit claim of owning 12 kanal of land in Mouza Shah Allah Ditta, supposedly acquired by the CDA under award 22-08-2008.
Moreover, suspicion regarding the authenticity of this allocation was further raised by stamp papers issued in 2019, corroborating the fraudulent nature of the transaction.
The First Information Report (FIR), registered in February of this year, stated: “It has also been established that the whole files of the said plots were prepared/constructed in back date with mala fide intention and illegal gain by adopting fraudulent, bogus, and mala fide omission and commission by the accused persons with the connivance of one another.”
In addition, the FIA initiated action against 10 CDA officials implicated in this case.
Among the ten, four individuals, including the then Gardawar Sheraz, dealing assistants Aftab Jaffrani, Mukhtar Solangi, and then Assistant Director Inayatullah, were arrested following the revocation of their pre-arrest bail.
The case originally came to light in 2020 when the CDA’s security directorate detected irregularities and initiated an inquiry into the matter.
Subsequently, the CDA referred the case to the FIA, which conducted its inquiry and uncovered the involvement of the aforementioned officials.