ISLAMABAD: In a surprising move, an internal investigation by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) itself has revealed how an agency official turned a business agreement between two private parties into a human trafficking case and involved innocent citizens in a false case.
Raja Muhammad Ishaq – an inspector of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) stationed at FIA AHTC Islamabad conducted a raid at a business outlet located in Sector I-8, Islamabad on February 27, 2019. The inspector seized eight passports and arrested two residents, Hamame. Abbasi and Saqib Abbasi – who according to the inspector – is allegedly involved in human trafficking.
Both defendants were cruelly tortured. Abbasi Hameed – one of the defendants – claimed that due to the brutal torture by FIA officials, he lost his mind and they had to accept him at Pims. He was held in the hospital for two days and then sent to Adiala Prison with a judicial detention. After two months of detention, the court acquitted the two defendants on bail when the two parties involved in the case reached an agreement.
Hameed Abbasi then approached the Director General of the FIA and requested a departmental investigation of Inspector Raja Ishaq. The Directorate General of FIA ordered an investigation of the inspector. Meanwhile, Jahangir Abbasi and two other partners who filed complaints against Hameed Abbasi filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court against DG FIA’s order to begin the investigation. According to this petition, “Hamasi Abbasi and Saqib Abbasi who under clothing provide foreign jobs in Australia obtain a large number of applicants and prepare false documents but never arrange foreign work or visas etc. Meanwhile, the accused approached the petitioner and others. affected persons, consequently a compromise is made between the parties and on the basis of compromise, the guarantee of the suspect is permitted …. “
“During the investigation process, many others were also found to be affected by the behavior of respondents Hameed and Saqib and they also complained about their complaints before the OI and their opinions were found genuine,” said the petition.
After receiving a call from the FIA office about appearances in front of the inquiry panel on this issue, the applicant (Jahangir Abbasi) approached respondent No. 3 (Raja Ishaq) to find out about the authenticity of the call and he was surprised when they learned that a re-investigation had been ordered by respondent No. 1 (DG FIA) illegally and against the law.
“This is a talk in the city that respondent No. 1 (DG FIA) is a relative of the defendant and they all come from the same region ie Murree has the same relationship and by using their personal relationship, they manage the words mentioned above – the question in the case where the accused accept their responsibility and also make certain payments in exchange for it, “said the petition.
The IHC then issued its order on 12 February 2020 which said, “… The points raised need to be considered. Notification to respondents, with directions for submitting reports and para-wise comments within two weeks.”
The FIA then submitted a para-wise response before the IHC who confirmed that Inspector Raja Ishaq involved innocent citizens in a false case of human trafficking. “Given the case law above, instant petitions cannot be defended and can be canceled. The reason is that the respondent who answered No 1 (DG FIA), the PSP’s most senior officer had directed the Director of the FIA Islamabad Zone “to a fair question,” to a complaint dated 17.12.2019 from one of the respondents Hameed Ahmed No. 4, strongly opposed that Inspector Raja Ishaq has involved him and his nephew in the FIR case No. 09/2019 of PS FIA AHTC Islamabad by fabricating false evidence.
The FIA in its response further said, it was proposed that the complaint mentioned above from respondent No. 4 was marked for respondent No. 2 Syed Shahid Hassan, Deputy Director of the Anti-Corruption Circle, FIA, Islamabad, which recorded the statements of 23 people (including respondents) No. 4 and 5 ) while three applicants are not currently joining the investigation process despite repeated calls. The investigative officer thus prepared a Secret Final Report (CFR) with the following findings and recommendations. After examining the records and statements of all relevant persons, the findings signed below are as follows:
“Aetbar Abbasi, Jahangir Abbasi and Maqsood Abbasi have invested their money with Aqib Abbasi and they are in dispute over the money. After the above, private people failed to recover the amount they had with the help of Inspector Raja Muhamad Ishaq fabricating an attack on the complainants Hameed Ahmed and Saqib Abbasi to extract their money through fake cases. King Muhammad Ishaq, the Inspector planted fake passports and documents through Jahangir Abbasi and also prepared fake Isteghasa and recovery memos with fake signatures from the FIA Constable. The technical expert’s report has set a fake signature on the recovery memo, “said the FIA response delivered before the IHC.
“Records submitted by Hameed Ahmed show that King Muhammad Ishaq asked him to spend money to prepare a fake title like his opponents did when he could carry out raids on Aetbar Abbasi and the others he had done with him (Hameed Ahmed). King Muhammad Ishaq abused his authority and registered a false case against the complainant and his nephew to take business money from individuals. In the process, he not only committed fraud, forgery and criminal offenses but also damaged the reputation / name of the organization, “the FIA said in its official response to the IHC.
“In view of the above, it is recommended that the FIR can be registered with Inspector Raja Muhammad Ishaq and his accomplices for fraud, falsification, fabricating false evidence and criminal offenses u / s 193, 420, 268, 471, 109 PPC r / w 5 (2 ) 47 PCA. It was further recommended that the FIR titled be proven registered with the intention of the male fide being ordered to be canceled through a court order ”, the official FIA response to the IHC said.
After the investigation, on April 29, 2020, FIA Assistant Director (Investigation) Muhammad Tahir Tanveer registered the FIR – a copy was available with News against Inspector Raja Ishaq (Inspector of the FIA) and three other defendants. “Consequently after investigation No. 225/2019, it was learned that on 27.02.2019 King Muhammad Ishaq was assigned as Inspector of FIA AHTC Islamabad, raided the Unique Property Advisory office located in Sector I-8 Markaz, Islamabad, active relations with his accomplices Aetbar Abbasi S / o Abdul Aziz Abbasi, Jahangir Abbasi S / o Isam Dad Abbasi and Maqsood Ahmed Khan Abbasi S / o Niaz Ahmed maneuvered the invasion by planting 8 passports and fake documents to extract money invested from the complainant, M Hameed Ahmed S / o Isam Dad and his nephews Saqib Abbasi and Aqib Abbasi. The inspector had prepared fake Isteghasa and recovery memos with fake signatures from FIA Constable and arrested the complainants and Saqib Abbasi mentioned above and brought them to PS FIA AHTC where he intentionally turned business deals into human trafficking matters and involved them in a false case against the complainant and his nephew for extorting the investment of Aetbar Abbasi, Jahangir Abbasi and Maqsood Abbasi with their help. Prima Facie, a case was made against King Muhammad Ishaq, Aetbar Abbasi, Jahangir Abbasi and Maqsood Abbasi for commissions of violations, forgery and criminal offenses u / s 193, 218, 344, 420, 468, 471, 109 PPC r / w 5 (2 ) 47 PCA. The role of others, if any, will be destroyed during the investigation. I will investigate this case. A copy of the FIR is sent to the relevant office, “said FIR.
When contacted FIA Assistant Director Tahir Tanveer said it was true that Inspector Raja Ishaq was involved in involving innocent citizens in a false case.
“We have carried out several raids to capture King Ishaq and his accomplices but have not been successful. Hopefully we will arrest them as soon as we conduct raids on several hiding places, “Tahir Tanveer said.