Islamabad: Criminal Investigation Agency (CIA) of Islamabad Police has arrested a fraudster who used to call Judges after portraying himself as Registrar Supreme Court and also recovered mobile phone and SIM from him, a police spokesman said here Tuesday.
According to details, Magistrate Islamabad Rai Liaqat Kharal registered the compliant with Margallah police station that he had received calls from mobile number 0315-5339165 from a person who portrayed himself as Registrar Supreme Court and gave him directions about the cases being heard in his court. He said that he contacted with Registrar Supreme Court who told him that he had not made any such call.
Following this complaint, a case number 259 under 419 PPC, 25-D telegraph act was registered with Margallah police station. Due to the matter of sensitive nature, IGP Islamabad Bani Amin Khan directed SSP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan to transfer case to CIA and also directed for speedy investigation.
During the investigation by CIA team headed by SP Ch. Liaqat Ali and In-charge CIA Bashir Ahmed Noon, it came to know that this SIM with number 0315-5339165 has been issued to Mohsin Asghar s/o Muhammad Asghar resident of House no. 113, Street No,2 Quaid-e-Azam Colony Dhamial Camp Rawalpindi. The arrest of Mohsin Asghar was made who told that this SIM was given by him to Sheikh Kashif, owner of Shaal Mahal, Mall Road Rawalpindi as he asked him for this favour.
A twist came in this investigation when Sheikh Kashif after his arrest revealed before police that he handed over this mobile SIM to his cousin Usman Gul s/o Muhammad Ishaq resident of Murree, imprisoned at Adiyala Jail when he came for hearing.
Usman Gul was the same person about whom directions were received to Rai Liaqat Ali Kharal through fake call. Usman Gul and his other accomplice Asif Naseer was produced before court and their physical remand was obtained. Both of these prisoners told the police that this SIM was given by them to another prisoner Dr. Faiz Ali Syed who passed on directions to Magistrate Rai Liaqat Kharal in connivance with them.
The prisoner Dr. Faiz Ali Syed was brought from Adiyala jail and his physical remand was granted by the concerned court. He confessed during the initial investigation to give directions to Rai Liaqat Kharal after portraying himself as Registrar Supreme Court.
CIA police coordinated with the officials at Adiyala Jail and recovered the mobile phone and SIM from there used for this deception. Dr. Faiz Ali Syed had been facing imprisonment due to his involvement in fraud cases registered with Airport and Civil line police stations Rawalpindi. Cases have been registered against him for making calls to Session Judge Rawalpindi and Special Judge Central Jail Rawalpindi after portraying himself as Registrar of Supreme Court.
Further investigation is also underway from him.
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Capital Territory Police Islamabad Pakistan
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