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BOOKED : Pakistani Lady MPA booked for credit card theft

BOOKED : Pakistani Lady MPA booked for credit card theft

July 13, 2009


LAHORE: Ghalib Market Police on Sunday registered a theft case against a Pakistan Muslim League-N MPA, Shumaila Anjum Rana, for allegedly stealing two credit cards from a woman’s purse, doing shopping and paying Rs 80,000 through the stolen cards.

An FIR No 551/09 has been registered against the MPA under Section 379 of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of Muqeet Salam, the brother-in-law of Zaira Malik of Canal Bank, the owner of the credit cards.

Investigation Officer Sub-Inspector Maqsood told The News he tried to contact the accused MPA by telephone several times, but she was not available. He said Muqeet alleged in the application that his sister-in-law, Zaira Malik, was present in a fitness club on July 7 when she found her credit cards, issued by the United Bank Limited and Bank Alfalah Limited, missing from her purse. He said Zaira contacted the banks concerned and was informed that transactions worth Rs 80,000 had been made through her credit cards. He alleged that the banks also informed her that the ‘thief’ had purchased goods from a shop at the Siddique Trade Centre.

The police quoted the complainant as saying that the shop owner also showed the CCTV footage to them and finally Zaira recognised MPA Shumaila, who was not a member of the fitness club. He said they had also got records of transactions from the shopkeeper in which the use of Zaira Malik’s credit cards was mentioned.

A police official said that raids would be conducted to arrest the accused if she didn’t surrender to the police. On Saturday, the Ghalib Market police had denied receiving any application against the said MPA. However, after it was proven from witnesses and evidence, a case was registered with the consent of senior police officials.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said legal action will be taken against MPA Shumaila Anjum Rana.He was talking to media persons at the Ittefaq Hospital here on Sunday. Answering a question regarding MPA Shumaila Anjum Rana, he said law has started taking its course and all legal requirements will be fulfilled in this regard.

1 comment:

Jaxon Markell said...

The article is very informative. Frauds are found everywhere all around the world. While booking tickets online for traveling, one must be very careful, to prevent crime.

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