Fake allotment case: SHC grants bail to accused

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday granted a bail before arrest to accused Syed Farrukh Mateen facing charges of getting 10 acres of land in Scheme 33 through fake allotment.

SHC bench, headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, was hearing the petition filed by Mateen seeking pre-arrest bail as National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is investigating against him but he has nothing to do with any corruption or embezzlement.

The petitioner stated that his company, Zeeshan Builders & Developers, was allotted land in scheme 33. But NAB on 28th October issued notice to him contending that he was in possession of information in respect of fake allotment of 10 acres land in sector 6-B Corridor Scheme 33 Malir. The NAB’s notice stated that he was required for investigation.

The petitioner apprehends that he could be arrested in respect to an inquiry being continued against KDA officers for allotting the scheme 33 fraudulently; therefore, he should be granted a bail.

The court approved his bail plea against the surety bonds of Rs1 million and directed him to take up Investigation Officer’s call. It also issued notice to NAB to appear on 8th December and file the comments.



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