Faisalabad: Officials from Rescue 1122 have asked the district administration to safeguard state land from cattle market grabbers, but the administration has reportedly turned a blind eye to the problem.

According to Assistant Commissioner (city) Ayub Bukhari, who wrote a report on the scam, no letter was sent to the district administration. He said that once a case was registered, two letters were sent to mask their (rescue officials’) unlawful behaviour.

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The rescuers claim to have been seeking for several years that the local government make measures to safeguard land from land grabbers who set up a cattle market for the sacrifice animals.

Instead of taking action against the district administration’s delinquent officials, the Anti-Corruption Establishment filed a case under various sections of the PPC against Rescue 1122 district head Ahtesham Wahla, computer operator Maqsood, driver Asif, two private contractors Kashif and his brother Asif Khan.

Following an investigation into the problem of setting up an illegal cow market, the city deputy commissioner concluded that police assisted fraudsters in extorting millions of rupees from sacrificial animal vendors, based on the testimony of various persons.

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The ACE, on the other hand, did not charge the accountable officers as primary defendants, instead stating in the case that their participation will be discovered throughout the inquiry.

The complaint was launched following the investigation, according to ACE authorities, although the FIR is quiet on the involvement of the livestock management company’s incumbents.

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