Lahore : Anti-Corruption Punjab has arrested Excise Inspector, Pension Clerk of District Accounts Office Gujrat and Patwari from Okara, red handed while taking gratification. Cases also registered against XEN Public Health Engineering DG Khan, SDO, Sub Engineer and a local contractor, Gardawar, Patwari and a local resident of Muzaffargarh and Revenue Officer, Patwari and 5 beneficiaries of Layyah.
According to details, Excise Inspector Moazzam Sayan used to check transporters for want of gratification and warn them to book despite having all required legal documents. Nadeem Ashraf, a transporter, lodged a complaint against him and Atif Shaukat, Circle Officer Anti-Corruption Gujrat, in a trap raid under the supervision of Judicial Officer Sajid Gondal, arrested Excise Inspector Gujrat Moazzam Sayan, red handed when he was taking Rs. 20 thousand as bribe from transporter.
In another trap raid at District Accounts Office Gujrat, Circle Officer ACE Atif Shaukat arrested Pension Clerk Sajid of DAO Gujrat, red handed while taking Rs. 5 thousand as gratification for clearing a pension case. Investigation circle has been expanded as some locals found handling official record in DAO Gujrat impersonating themselves as public servants.
Circle Officer ACE Okara Abdul Ghaffar Khan arrested Patwari Akhtar Hussain of Mandi Ahmad Abad Circle, red handed when he was taking Rs. 15 thousand as bribe from a local resident. All accused were sent to jail on judicial remand after recovery of amount of bribe and registration of cases against them.
Regional Director Anti Corruption DG Khan Amjad Shoaib, after inquiry, registered a case against XEN Public Health Engineering DG Khan Javaid Shakeel, SDO Qaisar, Sub-Engineer Inayatullah and a contractor Waqas for embezzlement in an ongoing development scheme. A case has been registered against Revenue Officer Amir Iqbal, Patwari Akmal and a local resident Habibullah at Anti-Corruption Police Station Layyah as the officials found guilty for tampering official revenue record in an inquiry.
Anti-Corruption Muzaffargarh has also registered a case against Gardawar Asghar, Patwari Mureed Hussain and five beneficiaries Farooq, Usman, Sufyaan, Zeeshan and Bilal for embezzlement in revenue record. Special Judge Ant-Corruption Gujranwala, in a case of illegal gratification, registered at Anti-Corruption Gujrat, has ordered to sentence Patwari Shahbaz for two years and a fine of Rs. 20 thousand.
Anti Corruption Gujrat arrested the accused and sent him jail after court’s judgment. Director General Anti-Corruption Establishment Punjab, Brig. (R) Muzaffar Ali Ranjha said that a campaign against corrupt official mafia is going on in the whole province and new year would be tough for them. He warned the corrupt officials to mend their ways and serve the public with honesty or be ready for defame and legal action.