Rawalpindi - Police booked another PML-N candidate for the slot of vice chairman from UC-96, Chehan, in a fraud case, reliable sources disclosed to The Nation yesterday.

The case was filed with Police Station Saddar Bairooni against PML-N’s Sardar Waseem Babar under sections 420/468/471 PPC. However, the accused has not been arrested so far.

It is the third case against PML-N candidate contesting local government election. Earlier, Asad Mehmood from UC-86, Dhamial, and Raja Nasir Mehfooz from UC-21 were booked in cases of attacking police party and terrorism respectively.

According to sources, a citizen namely Muhammad Saeed son of Muhammad Younis lodged a complaint with police Post Ranyal that he bought a piece of land measuring 10 marlas from Sardar Waseem Babar in 2008 against Rs 750,000. He added that later he built boundary wall on the plot which was later demolished by some people. “I brought the matter into the notice of Sardar Waseem Babar who showed him another piece of land and provided him bogus ownership documents,” he stated. He said that Waseem started hurling threats of dire consequences at him when he demanded his money back.

Taking action, police registered a case against the PML-N candidate.

Sardar Waseem Babar, while talking to media persons, said he has nothing to do with this land fraud case and alleged his political opponents of roping him in a fake case.

SI Arfad Ahmed, Ranyal Post In-charge, when contacted confirmed the development saying police would arrest the accused soon.

Meanwhile in Islamabad, Superintendent of Industrial Area Police, Yasir Afridi yesterday reviewed special security arrangements in his jurisdiction for the upcoming local government polls and directed to enhance security for various political gatherings and public meetings in perspective of election campaign.

He held a meeting at Shamas Colony police station which was attended among others by DSP Shamas Colony Muhammad Hussain Lasi, Station House Officers of Noon police station and other police officials. The SP reviewed the law and order and devised effective strategy regarding security for upcoming local government elections in Islamabad. He directed for foolproof security arrangements during political gatherings and meetings and take measures to ensure effective policing. He said that implementation on code of conduct issued by the Election Commission would be ensured and display of weapons, aerial firing and use of loudspeakers would be completely banned.