HYDERABAD: The National Accountability Court has convicted 4 persons including 2 government revenue officials to up to 7 years in prison in a land record forgery case.
According to the details, the court convicted former Assistant Commissioner Hala, Matiari district, Aqeel Munawar Abro and former Mukhtiarkar Hala Abdul Rasheed Kaka for 7 years imprisonment and Rs 50,000 fine over each.Two private citizens Haji Ilyas and Muhammad Yousuf who acted as abettors with the principal accused persons were convicted with 2 years jail term and Rs 100,000 fine.
The National Accountability Bureau filed the reference number 11/2016 against the accused alleging them of misuse of authority.
The convicts illegally benefited a private person Nisar Abro by keeping bogus entry of the government land measuring 15.8 acres in Deh Bhit Shah of Matiari district. By doing so they showed that the government land was actually owned by a private citizens in the revenue record.
According to the NAB’s prosecutor the forgery was done after assassination of former Prime Minister and chairperson of Pakistan Peoples Party Benezir Bhutto in 2007.
As per the reference, the accused Nisar Abro after the investigation began returned the land and an amount of Rs 11.4 million to the state by entering in the Plea Bargain. Following the verdict in the NAB court all the 4 accused persons who were present in the court were arrested and sent to jail for serving their terms.