According to Baaghi TV, the excise department has made great strides in the fake vehicle scandal.
Excise inspector Waheed Mayo’s post-arrest bail application was rejected. According to an anti-corruption spokesperson, Special Judge Anti-Corruption Raja Muhammad Arshad rejected the bail application after an hour-long interrogation. On behalf of Anti-Corruption, Deputy Prosecutor General Tanveer Ahmed presented arguments to the superior judge.
According to the spokesperson, bail applications of Waheed Mayo were rejected in both the cases. Waheed Mayo registered a non-customs seven Land Cruiser with fake certification. Waheed Mayo also registered 1,200 vehicles in the name of the intelligence agency.
Earlier, shocking revelations came to light about Khurram Gujjar employees and frontmen Kasur Abbas, Arati Shah and others. The anti-corruption probe into the Rs.300 billion mega-scandal has entered its final phase.
According to anti-corruption officials, excise department officials involved in the mega-scandal have been summoned for further investigation to bring the scandal to a final conclusion. The Lahore Excise Department handed over the details of the vehicles registered for auction from 2015 to 2018 to Anti-Corruption.
According to anti-corruption officials, 7,013 vehicles were registered on auction vouchers between 2015 and 2018, according to excise data. 1,290 vehicles were registered in the name of Khurram Gujjar employee Kasur Abbas. Aqsoor Iqbal in his statement to the anti-corruption investigation team expressed all kinds of detachment from these vehicles. 996 vehicles were registered in the name of stamp dealer Ali Arzi Shah in three years. In his statement before the investigation team, the stamp seller expressed dissatisfaction with all the vehicles.
According to anti-corruption officials, other frontmen Talal Tayyab and Adil Butt also disassociated themselves from vehicles registered in their names. The Excise Department does not have scan data of 4200 vehicles registered in the name of auction.
From 2015 to 2018, auction vouchers have been sent to the concerned agencies for verification. Complete data of buyers is being obtained from NADRA. Excise officials and other stakeholders involved in the Hoshruba scandal have caused a loss of at least Rs.300 billion to the exchequer, according to the investigation so far. The accused illegally registered thousands of commercial vehicles on the basis of fake auctions in the name of the intelligence agency. Not only was there fraud with the car companies but also with the people who bought it.
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