Land scam suspect arrested at airport

FIA apprehends the accused upon his arrival in Islamabad from the United Arab Emirates

Saleh Mughal April 22, 2024


The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Immigration and Interpol successfully collaborated and arrested the accused wanted by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a corruption case from the New Islamabad International Airport and handed him over to the bureau.

The FIA, Interpol and airport immigration conducted a joint operation at the New Islamabad International Airport and arrested Muhammad Javed, on his arrival in Islamabad from the United Arab Emirates. Javed had been wanted in a NAB corruption case. A red notice had also been issued for his arrest.

According to the authorities, the alleged accused was wanted in the National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) mega-land scam case. Javed had been booked for causing massive damage to the national exchequer by committing a land-purchasing scam.

The immigration authorities at the airport handed over the accused to NAB after apprehending him. Officials said that the accused was intercepted with the close coordination of Interpol Islamabad and the FIA Immigration Wing.

The National Central Bureau (NCB) Interpol Pakistan has rendered valuable services for the arrest of accused persons who attempt to abscond abroad.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 23rd, 2024.


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