SHC rejects bail plea of two in China cutting case

KARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday rejected the bail plea of two suspects accused of selling over 227 plots of Lines Area Development Project through China cutting.

A two-member bench of the SHC heard the bail plea filed by accused Fareed Yousafani and Tahir Jameel, and rejected those. The court asked accountability court to wrap up the hearings of the reference within one month.

Yousafani and Jameel’s lawyer said that the suspects had been in prison for the last three years and were very sick. NAB said that the suspects caused losses worth billions of rupees to the national treasury. They sold 227 plots through China cutting. NAB prosecutor said a reference against the suspects has been filed.

The defence lawyer said that the case filed by NAB did not mention the plot numbers.

China cutting is the illegal slicing of land from amenity plots to create residential or commercial spaces that are sold at exorbitant rates.