ISLAMABAD: Some Capital Development Authority (CDA) officials were accused of stealing fuel from the agency’s vehicles, but were later released without any legal action being taken against them.
The complaint was filed by police sub-inspector Mian Noorullah, who received information about fuel theft from official vehicles parked at the waste dumping ground behind Metro Cash and Carry.
When the police arrived at the scene, they found 16 cans filled with diesel, each capable of holding 30 liters, and nine empty cans. Two individuals were detained, while a carry van driver escaped with the vehicle upon seeing the police.
The suspects had allegedly stolen fuel from the CDA vehicles in collusion with the agency’s officials. The fuel was then sold at various locations, with the officials receiving a portion of the profits.
The suspects and the cans filled with diesel were taken to a police station where the suspects were released on personal security. The cans were given to the station clerk until the CDA officers were notified of the matter.
However, no written complaint has been made by anyone to the police, despite the deputy director of the CDA and other officers being asked to become complainants.
Sources say that the Sabzi Mandi police detained five CDA officials and a few others in relation to the fuel theft. Negotiations between the police and the CDA staff, including some senior officers, ensued over the matter.
Ultimately, all five officials detained were released without any legal action being taken against them.
When asked to comment on the release of the CDA officials, the SHO of Sabzi Mandi and the police spokesperson did not respond to media inquiries.
The Sabzi Mandi police had registered the case after the capital police and the CDA failed to silence the matter, and media personnel began contacting the police regarding the issue.