BAHAWALPUR: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Multan has arrested three proclaimed offenders who were absconding since 16th March, 2016, under investigation against Shaoor Town Housing Scheme Bahawalnagar. Accused Shoor Bashir s/o Bashir Ahmed, Ghafoor Ahmed s/o Bashir Ahmed and Rukhsana Manzoor wife of Manzoor Ahmed, Bahawalnagar were absconding from the process of law and the Accountability Court Multan had declared them “proclaimed offenders” on 16th March, 2016. According to NAB spokesman, Shaoor Town Housing Scheme was to be started in 2010 on a 160 kanal plot of land in Moza Takhat Mahal Avtar, District Bahawalnagar by accused persons namely Shaoor Bashir, Ghafoor Ahmed, RukhsanaManzoor and Chaudhry Ghulam Rehmani. Accused executed an agreement of purchase of 160 kanal in Moza Takhat Mahal Avtar, District Bahawalnagar with one Mr. Waqas Khan, but after mutation of 91 kanal of land, Waqas Khan (Owner of land) stopped the mutation of the remaining land due to non-payment of the cost of the land by the developers. During investigation it was revealed that Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) Bahawalnagar never had issued a NOC to the accused developers for non-compliance of requisite instructions of TMA.Accused had submitted a layout plan comprising 225 residential plots and 100 commercial plots to TMA which was neither approved, nor was a NOC issued by TMA Bahawalnagar. However, accused persons deceitfully and with malafide intensions advertised the same plan to the general public for luring and collected money from the general public against sale/allotment of plots. Accused persons also mutated 54 kanal land to 91 different allotee/persons while there was no development work at site and nor any demarcation of plots. The register deed collected from TMA Bahawalnagar reflects that Mr. Ghulam Rehmani who was partner in purchasing land for the purpose of the Shaoor Town Housing Society was a shareholder and a sponsor of 1% while the remaining three persons were owners/shareholders of 99%. Shaoor Bashir, Ghafoor Ahmed and Rukhsana Manzoor disappeared after collecting Rs. 85 million from the general public and without handing over possession of the plots.Accused persons were issued summons to join the inquiry and investigation and confront the allegations of the complainants/affecttees. However, they did not join the inquiry and investigation and remained at large. Accused Ghulam Rehmani although joined investigation and his share in the scheme is 1% as per record however, his full role will be determined after confronting with the other 3 accused persons who now are under custody. Accused will be presented before Accountability Court Multan for securing physical remand.