Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) on Monday summoned Bushra Bibi’s (former prime minister Imran Khan’s wife) brother Ahmed Mujtaba and 18 others for ‘illegally occupying state land’ in Depalpur.
According to Dawn, they were called to appear in the hearing at the ACE Sahiwal office on July 6 for an investigation into the corruption case.
“The ACE also directed that ex-parte proceedings would be initiated against the persons not joining the investigation.”
An ACE official told Dawn that Mujtaba and others were accused of occupying government land in Depalpur.
Dawn cited sources as saying that “Mujtaba was involved in illegally leasing government land earmarked for a market and seizing state land through the market committee chairman, inflicting a loss of Rs200m on the national exchequer.”
“The shops in Depalpur were built by occupying the land,” said anti-corruption officials.
The Express Tribune said an FIR against the offences of 420 (fraud), 409 (criminal breach of trust by a public servant, or by banker, merchant or agent), 166 (public servant disobeying the law, with intent to cause injury to any person) of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and other offences has been registered against the accused.
Bushra Bibi’s close friend Farhat Shahzadi, also known as Farah Khan, and her mother were booked last week by ACE.
It also arrested a former acting CEO of the Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) and a Special Economic Zone committee secretary in a case of illegal allotment of two plots measuring 10 acres to a company owned by Farah.
According to the FIR, a probe was initiated into the allegations of illegal allotment of plots to M/s AI-Muez Dairy & Foods (Pvt) Limited with the connivance of officials of FIEDMC.
Bushra Bibi has been under the spotlight after her alleged conversation with PTI digital media head Arsalan Khalid was ‘leaked,’ in which she was urging him to accuse the former opposition parties of “treason.”