Alleged accomplices of property tycoon’s frontman beat complainant in courtroom


The alleged frontman of property tycoon Malik Riaz, arrested last week by the Anti Corruption Circle (ACC) in Rawalpindi, was presented before an accountability court on Monday where some men — said to be the suspect’s accomplices — beat the plaintiff in the courtroom.

The incident took place in the court of Anti-Corruption Judge Mushtaq Ahmed Tarar where the alleged accomplices of arrested suspect Fazal Inam alias Saeen Inam severely beat complainant Syed Nasir Abbas.

The anti-corruption judge called the police, but by the time SHO Civil Lines police station arrived with security personnel, the accomplices had fled from the scene.

Abbas later went to the police station and filed a case against the alleged accomplices of Saeen Inam.

Malik Riaz’ alleged frontman Saeen Inam was arrested along with his accomplices last month after the authorities found that 732 kanals of land near Islamabad’s Rawat area, worth tens of millions of rupees, had been transferred to his name without any revenue record.

The anti-corruption officials, who presented Saeen Inam, his accomplice Fazal Arshad and revenue official Illyas before the court on Monday, informed the bench that the suspects had allegedly transferred properties worth tens of millions of rupees by making fake stamp papers.

The anti-corruption officials further said that tehsildar Sohail Maqbool and girdawar Qazi Sajid were also part of this scam and are on the run. They informed the court that it’s an influential land grabbing mafia and requested for physical remand of the suspect.

Subsequently, the anti-corruption judge sent the suspect on a three-day physical remand.