Cat out of the bag: Brig ‘Billa’ booked in bogus cheque case

Published: March 25, 2013
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Imtiaz  Ahmad, better known as Brigadier Billa, had borrowed Rs20 million from Shams Ahmad for a property business.

Imtiaz Ahmad, better known as Brigadier Billa, had borrowed Rs20 million from Shams Ahmad for a property business.

ISLAMABAD: 

The Kohsar police registered a case against former Intelligence Bureau chief Brigadier (retd) Imtiaz Ahmed for paying a man with a cheque worth Rs9 million, which was dishonoured. However, instead of arresting the former military officer, the police only telephoned Brig Ahmed to inform him that a case had been registered against him.

A Kohsar police official told The Express Tribune that the Ahmad, better known as Brigadier Billa, had  borrowed Rs20 million from Shams Ahmad for a property business. He said the brigadier had returned Rs11 million in cash.

When Shams asked for payment of the remaining Rs9 million, Brig Ahmad gave him a cheque which was dishonoured as the account had insufficient funds in it. He said the Kohsar police registered a case on the directives of Operations SSP Yaseen Farooq after an investigation.

The official said a team was sent to his home in Sector F-10 to arrest the accused, but could not succeed. “The team then spoke with the brigadier on the phone and informed him about the case.”

Brig Ahmed assured the team that the issue would be resolved amicably and he would be in contact with the police station.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 25th, 2013.

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