ISLAMABAD – Judicial Commission probing Arsalan-Riaz graft scandal has issued notice to Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Thursday to produce record of Bahria Town before the commission by Friday (today).

Supreme Court-appointed judicial commission, commonly known as ‘Suddle commission’ has been probing Arsalan-Riaz graft scandal for the last couple of months. The commission served notices on State Management Directorate of CDA on Thursday, asking the competent authority to appear before the commission along with complete record of Bahria Town.

“Produce complete record of Bahria Town before commission along with detail of land encroach by this Housing project. You need to let the commission know, how much land has been encroached by this housing project and what are the measures taken by your department to remove encroachment,” the notice served on State management department of CDA stated.

It is pertinent to mention here that authorities of Capital Development Authority (CDA) admitted before the Islamabad High Court on 13 November 2012 that that Bahria Town has encroached upon 1,200 kanals of land near Kurri village.

CDA told the court that market value of encroached land is worth over Rs7 billion.

The Bahria Enclave project was launched on July 7, 2011; a day after the CDA inaugurated its Park Enclave in the same area. The prices of plots at Bahria Town’s housing project were Rs 6.2 million per Kanal whereas the CDA was selling the same size of plot at Rs 12 million.

There was no direct access to the Bahria Enclave, but CDA director general Ghulam Sarwar Sandhu allegedly provided the society access from the Park Road. Suddle commission that is currently probing Arsalan-Riaz graft case did not specify the reason for seeking record of Bahria Town, however, officials confirmed issuing of notices to CDA.

Earlier, Suddle commission issued same directives to FBR to present record of Bahria Town before the commission.