Stealing gas: FIA raids homes of two military officers

FIA officials said it was an initial raid to confirm the allegations but they would come back to arrest them.


Our Correspondent August 05, 2013
FIA officials said it was an initial raid to confirm the allegations but they would come back to arrest them. ILLUSTRATION: JAMAL KHURSHID

ISLAMABAD:


The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Sunday raided the houses of two military officers serving at the military estate office in Peshawar and defence ministry, respectively, for allegedly stealing gas from a gas pipeline.


On a complaint of the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) officials, the FIA team raided the house of Lt Col Muhammad Saleem, the Military Estate Officer Peshawar, in Rawalpindi and the house of Major Amir Masood Khan, serving at the defence ministry.

They had erected walls to hide the pipeline used for stealing the gas. SNGPL officials and the FIA team demolished the cover up walls and dismantled the illegal pipelines. An FIA officer said the two suspects could not be arrested as the raiding party did not have search warrants. The warrants could not be obtained as the court time was over at the time of raid.

FIA officials said it was an initial raid to confirm the allegations but they would come back to arrest them.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th, 2013.

COMMENTS (4)

Mishrab | 8 years ago | Reply

Army is the most discipline institute in Pakistan so they do corruption with the same zeal in every area of life. lol.

Col retd. Masood Alam | 8 years ago | Reply

No wonder untouchables would chase the raiding parties to death. sami saheb if people in uniform are so easy to be framed then bannu & DIK jail break makes sense.

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