District Revenue officials arrested for transferring govt land on fake registration


The Punjab Anti Corruption Department officials have arrested District Revenue Record Room in-charge Rana Shahbaz, service centre officials Mansoor, Ehsanul Haq and land mafia member Arshad Ahmed, Shabir Toor, Bashir Ahmed and Barkat, a property dealer, in the case of transferring 90 kanal government land of billions of rupees adjacent to Bahria Town on fake registration while an anti corruption special judge dismissed pre-arrest bail of Assistant Director Land Record Waqas Maalik Wattoo.

As per details, District Coordination Officer (DCO) Lahore Captain (r) Muhammad Usman as ex-officio anti corruption deputy director, conducted enquiry of the matter and sent it to Punjab Anti Corruption director general (DG).

On the order of Anti Corruption DG, the Anti Corruption Lahore region registered a case No 64/2015 under sections PPC 104, 471, 468, 420 and 5(2) 47 PCA and constituted a special team headed by city’s deputy director to investigate into the matter.

Land mafia members Arshad, resident of Pattoki, Shabir Toor Warraich resident of Lahore, Mansoor Iqbal resident of Mustafabad, property dealer Barkat resident of Chungi Amar Sidhu and property dealer Ramzan in connivance with the Tehsil Raiwind Land Record Assistant Director Waqas Maalik Wattoo and District Record Room head clerk in-charge Rana Shahbaz committed fraud of 90 kanal government land worth billions of rupees by transferring on fake registration.

In 1990, Hafeez Ahmed got approved registration document No 3293 dated May 8, 1990 of two and a half marla house.

Rana Shahbaz prepared a bogus registration deed of the government land and pasted it on the genuine registration deed of Hafeez Ahmed. Later, on the basis of this bogus registration deed, Land Record Assistant Director Waqas Maalik Wattoo, Ehsanul Haq and service centre officials in connivance of the accused got approved 90 kanal land vide transfer No 141 in favour of Arshad, Bashir and Mansoor Iqbal whereas the additional district collector general had already ordered to seal the bogus registration before transferring of land. Rana Shahbaz prepared bogus registration deed by taking Rs 700,000 from Arshad, Shabir Toor and Mansoor Iqbal and pasted it in the record.