National Police Foundation (NPF) Housing Islamabad – Rs 6 Billion Land Scam

 NPF ex-deputy director sent to judicial lockup
ISLAMABAD (July 15, 2011) : Senior Civil Judge Mahmood Haroon on Friday sent National Police Foundation (NPF) housing ex-deputy director on judicial remand to Adyala Jail in Rs 6 billion NPF land scam.
A First Information Report (FIR) on July 5, 2011 was registered against a PML-N MNA Anjum Aqeel Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed and Mian Amin, former IGPs, Abdul Hanan and Nafees Ahmed, former DIGs, and Khuda Baksh, a former deputy director of NPF with FIA Special Investigation Unit (SIU).
On Friday, FIA produced Baksh before court after his physical remand and requested for three more days’ extension in his physical remand but court sent him in judicial lock up.
Later FIA officials informed the court that during his physical remands 12 plots of worth 250 million had been traced which were allotted in the name of him and his relatives, wife, son’s, daughter and other relatives. FIA official informed the court that one CNG station of the accused had also been found in his native town.
According to FIA, the case was registered against these persons on the order of Supreme Court (SC) in a suo motu case on June 21. The SC had ordered the managing director of the foundation to initiate action as the NPF Committee had established irregularities and corruption in purchase of land. Bakash was allegedly involved in Rs 6 billion corruption in NPF land purchase during his service period. Khan’s company Land Linkers was chosen to procure land for the housing scheme in Islamabad’s Sector E-11 for police personnel.
Another FIR, vide No 342/11 July 2, 2011 has already been registered against above-mentioned persons with Shalimar Police Station on the charges of corruption, fraud and cheating. The accused was arrested on July 3 during a raid. The Shalimar police officials produced the accused before Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Rai Liyaqat Ali Kharal on July 4 who granted 3-day physical of accused. On Monday Senior Civil Judge in his order marks that, Investigation Officer (IO) had requested for three days physical remand of the accused. “It has been further alleged that the recovery of moveable and immovable properties is expected from the accused and certain evidence is to be collected on the lines obtained from the accused.

(Published in “DailyTimes” on July 16, 2011)