Land grabbing case: Court reserves verdict on who will investigate the case

Published: September 14, 2012
The judgement reserved by a division bench of IHC to be announced in the coming week. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

The judgement reserved by a division bench of IHC to be announced in the coming week. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

RAWALPINDI: A division bench of the Islamabad High Court on Friday reserved its judgement as to who will conduct the investigation in the case against real estate tycoon Malik Riaz pertaining to acquiring 1,401 kanals of land near Rawat on fake and forged documents in 2009. The verdict will be announced in the coming week.

Speaking on the premises of the court after the hearing, Riaz’s counsel Aitzaz Ahsan said that the fraud was done by the property dealers and his client was implicated, as a result of which Bahria Town’s property was seized by the Anti-Corruption Establishment.

Ahsan said that eight months after the fraud was done, a case against Bahria Town was registered.

He said that there was no plaintiff and no prosecution in the case. “The Anti-Corruption Establishment accuses someone and then finds them not guilty; then again it accuses the same person. Their findings keep changing.”

Riaz’s counsel said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should investigate the case.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • jamal
    Sep 14, 2012 - 5:23PM

    Malik Riaz wants friendly investigation through NAB as NAB is under his thum and all sub-ordinates as in the past dont dare to investigate his DHA VALLEY scam of 62 billion.Its very alarming situationa and we as a nation have to think?


  • Karim
    Sep 14, 2012 - 5:29PM

    Innocent desire of Riaz’s counsel ……………..”the NAB should investigate the case”


  • Nadir
    Sep 14, 2012 - 5:32PM

    The poor get shoved off their land, and Malik Riaz, who has coopted this country’s elite is running circles around the investigators. Where have the champions for justice and anti-corruption gone now?Recommend

  • Gul
    Sep 14, 2012 - 8:56PM

    Malik Riaz is a prominent land grabber and must be dealt according to law. Where us the judicial inquiry report for this labd grabber and action not taken since last 3 years. Nation is not fool at all that provide law protection to these labd grabbersRecommend

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