Sugar mills case takes a sour turn

An embezzlement of Rs83m has reportedly taken place from the sugar mills.

Express October 01, 2010

KHANEWAL: An embezzlement case involving millions of rupees has surfaced with regards to the Punjab Sugar Mills (PSM). On the application of Administration Officer Col (r) Akram Chumb Klan, police officials have registered a case against eight men including the general manager of the mills. The police has arrested GM Altaf Hussain.

Multan resident police officer (RPO) has suspended the station house officer (SHO) and sub inspector and registered a case against them for aiding the accused.

According to police officials, the administration officer submitted in his application that an embezzlement of Rs83m had taken place from the sugar mills.

The application implicates the GM and other officials Fayaz Ahmed, Riaz Ahmed, Ishtiaq, Asad Masood, Shahid Farooq, Abid and Abdul Majeed of embezzling the sugar mill’s funds.

The police registered a case against the officials under articles 420, 468 and 471 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). Chumb Klan SHO Ibrar Gujjar and sub inspector Malik Shafiq also took Altaf Hussain into custody and presented him before a court on Wednesday. Hussain was given a judicial remand by the court.

Resident police officer (RPO) took notice of the case and has arrested the SHO and the sub inspector and shifted them to the Kahna police station.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 1st, 2010.


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