Hazara varsity teacher arrested for defrauding colleagues

MANSEHRA: Police have arrested a professor of Hazara University for defrauding his colleagues in the name of allotment of plots at a non-existence colony.

Police said that Prof Fazal Akbar with the help of his accomplice Prof Khan Afsar deprived employees of Hazara University of Rs280 million.

“We arrested the suspect, who fraudulently received money from professors and teaching staff of Hazara University to allot them plots in a colony, which did not exist.

He had disappeared at time of allotments of plots earlier this year,” DSP Zulfiqar Khan Jadoon told journalists here on Sunday.

Prof Arshad Siddique has lodged FIR against the suspects.

He told police that Prof Fazal Akbar, a resident of Mardan, and his accomplice Prof Khan Afsar received the amount from scores of their colleagues for establishment of a professors’ colony at bypass road in Mansehra but both disappeared after receiving the money.

Prof Siddique said that he along with other colleagues made several attempts for recovery of their money but could not succeed.

He said that that they were told by land revenue department that nobody had acquired land for establishment of such colony in the district.

Police raided the residences of both the suspects and arrested Prof Fazal Akabr while Prof Khan Afsar managed to flee.

Mr Jadoon said that they got one-day physical remand of the suspect from court. Also in the day, police arrested a group of robbers and recovered stolen items from them. The arrested persons were identified as Fisal Ayub, Mohammad Umar and Usman.

Mr Jadoon said that the group was involved in robberies at the houses of Dr Mohammad Tipu and a businessman Mohammad Saleem.

BALAKOT: The action committee of survivors of Balakot has said that it would not allow machinery to move from their city to Kaghan valley for construction of Suki Kanari hydropower project if New Balakot city housing project is not completed before it.

Mian Mohammad Ashraf, the president of action committee, told journalists that 11 years had passed but more than 5,000 survivor families were still living in small makeshift shelters in miserable condition.

Published in Dawn, November 14th, 2016