NAB arrest two more officials of Income Tax Deptt Abbottabad in fake refund case

Peshawar: NAB (KP) today arrested two more officials of Income Tax Deptt Abbottabad namely Masood-ur-Rehman and Ali Afsar allegedly involved in fake Income Tax Refund causing a loss of Rs. 160.00 Million to the exchequer. Earlier, four Income Tax Officers of Abbottabad Region were arrested by NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa namely Asif Haider Orakzai of Income Tax Deptt, Muhammad Siddique, Jehangir Hussain and Muhammad Haroon.

The accused persons on the pretext of assistance to the affectees of 2005 Earthquake prepared bogus income tax refund and abused their authority. Through collecting signed cheques from innocent Earthquake affectees during 2008-09 they embezzled the huge amount of Rs. 160.00 Million. NAB (KP) is interrogating the accused persons. Further arrests are likely to be made soon.

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