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ACE has marked professional applicants : DG Anti Corruption

Lahore : Director General Anti-Corruption Punjab Brdg. ® Muzaffar Ali Ranjha has said that during enforcement of anti-corruption complaint management system and data computerization, professional groups involved in lodging bogus applications for blackmailing government employees in different districts of the province have been disclosed.

Entry of such professional applicants in to anti-corruption offices have been stopped with immediate effect, he added. He disclosed this while presiding over a meeting of Regional Directors Anti corruption of the province.

DG Anti Corruption said that strict action will be taken against professional persons and groups submit have been stopped false applications to blackmail government employees. He said that for this purpose, recommendations are being made to the government to make increase in the punishment of six months under section 182 of PPC.

He said that there is no justification for any compromise between the complainant and the accused in the cases of corruption. He said that corrupt employees are menace of the society and in case of verification of corruption allegations against such employees, action will be continued against them despite withdrawal by complainant.

He said that action will be taken against those withdrawing applications or compromising after submitting application to Anti-corruption. He said that those causing loss to national exchequer are criminals of the nation and such corrupt aliments could be awarded punishment from the courts.

He directed Anti-corruption officers to send strong challans to the courts for awarding punishment to the corrupt mafia and there should be no flaw in the challan. He said that services of revenue experts would be sought for important enquiries of Revenue department and those of expert engineers for enquiring mega corruption cases pertaining to development projects so that challans of the cases could be prepared in a better manner.

He directed Additional DG Nadeem Sarwar to contact senior police officers for disposing 50 enquiries regarding recruitment in Multan police and decision be taken on priority basis by constituting a three member special enquiry committee at headquarters. He said that the 3- member enquiry committee will continue work at headquarters till the enquiries are decided.

He said that campaign is continuing for saving farmers against exploitation of middlemen, employees of revenue and food departments. He said that during this campaign, 11 cases of corruption have been registered regarding gunny bags and wheat procurement and eight accused arrested.

He told that 17645 complaints were received during last 10 months and enquiries were started against 9927 complaints while one billion rupees were recovered.

He said that 1421 accused were arrested on corruption charges while 2446 cases registered. He said that Anti-Corruption Punjab conducted 238 raids for arresting the accused red-handedly while taking bribe while 140 absconders were arrested.

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