An additional district and sessions judge on Tuesday directed a petitioner to seek redress from a police station, on a petition seeking the registration of a case against two men who allegedly swindled him after promising him a job at the sessions court.
Petitioner Tanveer Ashraf submitted that he had gone to the sessions court on personal business. He said, Rizwan had introduced himself as the head clerk there, and promised to get him a job at the court if he gave him Rs65,000.
Ashraf said that Rizwan had asked him for the money so he could give it to High Court registrar’s senior clerk Malik Ashraf.
The petitioner said that he gave Rizwan the money on February 13 in front of two men, Asif Raza and Naveed Ashraf. He said he was given the ‘appointment letter’ with the forged signature of a senior civil judge.
Ashraf said that Rizwan had swindled him out of the money and followed that with death threats when asked to return the money.
The judge told the petitioner to approach the SHO concerned for redress of his grievance.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2013.
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