A Lahore court has extended the judicial remand of former Rawalpindi commissioner Captain (retd) Muhammad Mahmood and land requisition officer Wasim Tabish for their alleged involvement in the Ring Road scam.

The suspects were presented in court Wednesday. According to FIA’s anti-corruption department, they have been accused of illegally acquiring government land.

“Captain Mahmood encroached the land and unlawfully began construction of the Ring Road project,” an FIA officer said.

The court has extended the judicial remand of the suspects and has adjourned the hearing till August 25.

In the previous hearing on August 5, the former commissioner went to court seeking bail in the case. Mahmood’s petition stated that the federal government is taking revenge from him in the name of “retaliatory action” against politicians for disobeying “illegal orders”.

He was arrested on July…

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