BAHAWALNAGAR: The Anti-Corruption established order (ACE) on Tuesday arrested Minchinabad Assistant Commissioner Mudassir Arif Khokhar after his pre-arrest bail changed into dismissed in a court in Bahawalpur.

Anti-Corruption court decide Ibrahim Asghar issued the arrest orders after corruption of Rs8 million changed into proved against the assistant commissioner thru misappropriation in fines imposed on kilns and petrol pumps.

The corruption scandal hit the headlines after this paper’s Feb 15 information report upon which an inquiry turned into initiated at the orders of former ACE DG Hussain Asghar.

. ACE Bahawalpur Director Imran Raza started out the research and fashioned an inquiry committee comprising Anti-Corruption Circle Officer Abdul Qayyum and Deputy Director Nauman. The committee started out investigation in opposition to the assistant commissioner on Feb 19.

On Feb 21, the inquiry committee summoned Khokhar and sales officers such as Zahid Imran, Adnan Wattoo, Abdul Malik, Muhammad Umar and Akmal Bhatti to the ACE office along with applicable document.

Khokhar after formally receiving the report from home Clerk Adnan Wattoo and Registry Muharrar Zahid Imran lodged an FIR against them at the allegation of stealing the office report. He, but, withdrew the FIR after some days but the document turned into no longer submitted to the inquiry committee. In the in the meantime, Khokhar moved an software, first to Anti-Corruption additional DG and later to DG Ajaz Shah (who replaced Hussain Asghar) to have the inquiry committee changed. However the DG rejected the software and directed Inquiry Officer Abdul Qayyum to hold the probe.

After locating proof of corruption on April 1, an FIR No 2/19 became lodged in opposition to Mudassir Arif Khokhar and three revenue officers by way of the inquiry group in line with which around Rs8 million had no longer been submitted to the government exchequer for four hundred satisfactory receipts from the receipt books 224 and 341.

To blackmail the inquiry crew after the FIR became lodged, revenue officials on the order of the assistant commissioner released a pen-down strike and claimed that the FIR become bogus. They said they would hold their protest until the FIR turned into quashed.

at the same time, an attempt to motel a fake FIR was made on the Minchinabad police station against the inquiry officer and the reporter which become rejected by means of police.

The strike of the Minchinabad sales workplace towards the ACE officials endured for 11 days and subsequently on April 11, Khokhar again Rs912,000 to the government account for fifty one receipts from book 341.

On April 13, additional Secretary Ajaz Ahmed took movement towards Khokhar and he become at once transferred and requested to file to the S&GAD, at the same time as the very next day Bahawalnagar Deputy Commissioner Sayein Ditta Khalid turned into made OSD for failing to take departmental motion in opposition to the assistant commissioner. He became replaced via Rana Saleem Afzal.

talking to sunrise, research Officer Abdul Qayyum and Deputy Director Nauman said an inquiry become occurring over the transfer of Rs2.7 million (out of Rs4.2 million) of the overall election 2018 finances to the financial institution account of the assistant commissioner and corruption at the Registry branch. They stated those inquiries might be performed on merit and movement might be taken towards any reputable determined concerned in corruption.

published in sunrise, April 17th, 2019