Rawalpindi-Additional and District Session Judge (ADSJ) Muhammad Afzal Majoka on Tuesday rejected the bail application of a notorious con-artist involved in depriving a famous businessman of city of two precious cars worth Rs11 million.

However, the accused identified as Ali Imran Ijaz fled from courtroom apparently due to negligence of investigation officer of the case.

The prosecution submitted a complaint with City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Athar Ismail against the police officer identified as Sub Inspector (SI) Amir Nawaz, posted at Police Station (PS) RA Bazaar, seeking departmental action against him. 

Sources disclosed to The Nation that two foreign nationals are also active members of the swindling gang operating in a private housing society along GT Road. 

Earlier, RA Bazaar police, on complaint of Sheikh Wahab, the owner of a famous pharmacy chain in twin cities, lodged a case against the gang involved in depriving him of two precious cars in pretext of sale and purchase business. According to First Information Report (FIR), the complainant told police that he purchased two cars and his friend Aqeel Ahmed contacted him and lured for selling his cars against handsome amount. 

“I gave the two cars to Aqeel who sold them out to other parties but did not pay me the price of cars,” said the applicant. He told police that now Aqeel is using delaying tactics in returning either the cars or the amount. He asked police to register a case against the accused. Taking action, police registered a case against the accused and began investigation.

Later, the complainant had accused four more accomplices of Aqeel in a supplementary statement he recorded with investigation officer of case SI Amir Nawaz. The four accused were identified as Fakhar Salim, Ali Imran, Shohaib Maslaylabi Al-Himad and Ahmed IH Al-Jamal, sources said.

In the application, submitted to CPO, the complainant alleged SI Amir Nawaz had discharged an accused namely Fakhar Salim from case and had given a chance to another accused Ali Imran to flee from court after his bail was rejected.

When contacted, SDPO Cantt Circle Syed Azhar Hussain Shah said it is a high level case and is under probe. He, however, denied that SI helped accused in fleeing from court after judge cancelled his bail.