ISLAMABAD - Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) yesterday arrested former director of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in a case of establishment of illegal katachi abadis in the federal capital.

A senior officer of FIA told The Nation that former director environment CDA Fazal Din was arrested by anti-corruption circle of Islamabad zone after the special judge central cancelled his pre-arrest bail. He said that total of 31 accused had been arrested so far in the case and six are on interim bail.

Anti-Corruption Circle had registered FIR against 52 officials of CDA last year for allegedly facilitating the encroachers to get established informal settlements in the capital.

The Ministry of Interior had formed a one-member committee under the supervision of senior police officer Hussain Asghar to ascertain the role of CDA officials in the establishment of illegal katachi abadis.

Hussain Asghar in his inquiry report pointed out that CDA officials had been found involved in getting established these settlements. He first gave reference to two illegal settlements; Akram Gill Colony and Rimsha Colony, established in 2009 on the green belt located between sectors H-9 and H-10. On the complaint of Asghar, FIA registered the case and started its investigations.