LAHORE - On the special direction of Director-General NAB Punjab Justice (r) Rana Zahid Mahmood, successful strides in the inquiry of Canal Motors Scam have been made by processing 210 claims amounting to Rs 1.2 billion, confiscating hidden/benami assets and placing all main accused on the Exit Control List (ECL). According to a Press release issued here on Tuesday, one of the main accused, Hafiz Usman Yousaf, submitted an application for surrender of plundered money through voluntary return, which is under process. Another accused Mansoorul Haq Rana, Superintendent of Police, Jaranwala, has joined inquiry and on his pointation alleged assets transferred to benamidars during illegal detention in the Police Department have been recovered or surrendered so far amounting to Rs18m out of his liability which runs in crores of rupees through volunteer return. Father, brother and wife of Mansoor, being directors of family concern 'Speedily Wheels, have been summoned for interrogation. An inquiry was authorised against owners of Canal Motors Lahore on complaints from general public. It was alleged that accused Rana Qaisar Nazir, in connivance, abetment and aid of his co-accused, associates and close relatives, lured innocent people for investments at exaggerated profit in the booking of vehicles and embezzled original amounts of the depositors in addition to taking commission on investments. It has been revealed during inquiry that the accused persons collected over Rs 1.2b by cheating public at large through fraud, illegal and dishonest means with the active connivance of each other and transferred the looted money into accounts of benamidars. Initially, the accused were arrested by local police on numerous complaints filed by general public in different police stations of Lahore. However after authorisation of inquiry at NAB Punjab, Rana Qaisar Nazir, Mohsan Abbassi, Ahsan Abbassi and Hafiz Usman Yousaf have been arrested by the NAB Punjab. These accused along with Muhammad Amin Abbasi, Rana Nazir Ahmad (father of Qaisar Nazir), SP Mansoorul Haq Rana, Rana Muhammad Anwar (father of SP) and Anwarul Haq Rana (brother of SP) have been placed on the ECL. Proceedings have been initiated for issuance of red notices in respect of Amna Qaisar, wife of Qaisar Nazir, and Ali Ayaz Sarwar, brother-in-law of Qaisar Nazir. The military authorities have been contacted for initiating appropriate action against accused Maj Hameed Rana. For expediting the process of inquiry, a team has been constituted which has unearthed hidden assets and benami properties held by accused persons. So far the NAB Punjab has detected numerous bank accounts, shares in various firms and companies and movable and immovable properties of accused persons, accomplices as well as associates and placed under caution till final decision by the court. The details of properties confiscated in Canal Motor Scam are as under: House No 175-A, PCSIR Society, House No 81, Indus Block, Green Fort-II, Plots No 51 and 52/D Sukhehain Gardens, Novell Catering Service at 122-Tipu Block, Garden Town, Houses No 40/7, 38/12 and 70/7, Rail Town (Lahore), 104-kanal Agri land and Rana Farm House at Chak No 39, Sargodha, K & Z Poultry/Hatchery, Soay Asil Road, Mustafabad (Lalyani), Kasur, Plot No 184/D-4, FDA City, Faisalabad, two plots in DHA Islamabad, LEA-08-28, Toyota Land Cruiser (Cygnus), and LES-08-02, Toyota Hilux (Vego). List of firms and companies cautioned along with assets with Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan are: QAB International, Canal Motors Pvt Ltd, Nouvelle Caterers & Even Management Pvt Ltd, Novel Decor, K&Z Pvt Ltd, Mashallah Proteins, K&Z Rice Mills, Versatile Associates Pvt Ltd and Speedily House of Wheals/Speed Wheal & Traders.