Six arrested in Model Housing Enclave rip-off
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore arrested six suspects, inclusive of primary accused Farhan Cheema, inside the Model Housing Enclave scandal on Saturday.
Other suspects had been diagnosed as Chauhan Estate owners Rashid Bashir and Agha Shahid, Al-Huda Estate owner Rizwan Fareed, Al-Amin Estate proprietor Sajid Amin and Arham Estate proprietor Saleem Ishtiaq.
Primary suspect Farhan Cheema changed into arrested by using NAB in October 2017. He became launched via the court docket after a good plea buy of Rs620 million.
Later, others came forward to stake a claim inside the said case. NAB had informed Cheema about the brand new claimants and asked him to deal with their grievances. However, Cheema maintained that the opposite accused assets sellers had been to deal with these issues. NAB became investigating the matter similarly. The arrested people have been supplied earlier than an responsibility court which remanded them into bodily custody of 12 days. The court docket asked NAB to offer them on March 28.
Meanwhile, an accountability court adjourned the listening to of the Ramazan Sugar Mills and Ashiana Housing Scheme cases until March 27.
The leader of the competition in the National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif, the competition leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz, former LDA DG Ahad Khan Cheema and different suspects were nominated within the cases.
Strict security arrangements were made for the listening to. Police blocked the roads main to the court docket the usage of containers, barricades and barbed twine.
An obligation choose, in the absence of accountability court judge Syed Najamul Hassan, resumed the hearing. The accused people pleaded now not responsible before the court, mentioning that NAB had falsely implicated them in those cases.
The decide stated they might explicit their reservations at a suitable time and adjourned the case.
Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing scheme was a plan initiated by way of the Punjab government below the then Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to build homes below public-personal partnership. The homes could be provided to the general public at subsidized quotes.
The venture couldn’t be initiated notwithstanding the passage of a few years. NAB accused Shahbaz Sharif, Ahad Khan Cheema, and former principal secretary to the high minister, Fawad Hassan Fawad, of corruption worth billions of rupees. According to NAB, the accused misused their authority had granted the agreement of the undertaking to a firm that changed into now not eligible. The step became taken after canceling the contract of the success bidder.
As a long way as the Ramazan Sugar Mill scandal became involved, Shehbaz, Hamza and others were accused of constructing a drain for the factory by way of the use of public money