MULTAN
A swindler fled the country along with millions of rupees swindled from the citizens as people stormed his office in Timber Market area here on Wednesday. Serious law and order situation took place in the area as angry mobs smashed the windowpanes of the office, destroyed entire furniture and shouted slogans against the swindler namely Waqas Qureshi. Heavy contingents of police reached the spot and controlled the situation besides arresting a brother of the accused namely Faisal. The people started gathering around the residence of Waqas Qureshi on Tuesday night when they received the information that he had fled abroad. “We’ve encircled his home but he is not there. We’ve heard that he has fled abroad,” said a protester namely Khalid.Police sources said that the accused won the trust of the people by giving them heavy profit on their money deposited to his company. “Once he won the trust, the people started bringing heavy amounts to him. He collected millions of rupees and fled,” said another protester while talking to the journalists. Police said that the calculation of the money taken away by the accused was being made.Shouting slogans against the accused, the protesters demanded the government to bring the accused back and get their money recovered.