A district court on Wednesday sent eight Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) officials to jail on judicial remand in a fraud case.
The Federal Investigation Agency arrested KMC education director Mansoor Mirza, his predecessor Muhammad Amin, deputy director Raziuddin, assistant director Muhammad Mazhar, clerks Hassan Ahmed and Naveed James and bank officer Aleem Qadri on June 17, as well as KMC additional director Saleem Khan on June 25 for embezzling millions of rupees through the salaries of ghost and fake employees.
Malir district judicial magistrate Muhammad Ali Memon remanded the officials to prison and directed the IO to submit the investigation report on the next hearing.
The fraud case has been registered under Sections 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant or by banker merchant or agent), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 5(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act-II, 1947, at the FIA Commercial Bank Circle police station in Karachi.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2015.