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ISLAMABAD: The capital police are allegedly reluctant to proceed against a man, his wife and son nominated in two different FIRs registered against them on charges of fraud, sources and victims of fraud told Dawn on Tuesday.

In the first FIR the complainant, Syed Mudassir Abbas Naqvi, an owner of a showroom, alleged that the man and his son bought a Land Cruiser for Rs16million and Mercedes Benz for Rs7.5million from him.

He said that they paid Rs3.5 million in cash and the rest of the amount in shape of a cheque, which could not be cashed due to insufficient balance in the account of the accused.

In the second case (FIR No 81), the complainant, Methab Hussain Shah, a resident of F-11/3, said the same family purchased his Parado worth Rs4,050,000 from him, and paid Rs400,000 in cash, and the rest of the payment was made through a cheque, which was also dishonoured due to insufficient amount in the account of the accused.

Syed Mudassir Abbas Naqvi when contacted alleged that the Shalimar police were favouring the accused. “I did business with him and am holding dishonoured cheque issued by the accused, but the police asked for evidences, including documents supporting my business deal with them and ownership to the vehicles I sold,” he added.

The other complainant, Methab Hussain Shah, could not be reached for his comments.

SP Sadar Zone Bilal Zafar Shaikh was not available for his version despite repeated attempts, neither had he replied to SMS.

The Shalimar police SHO, Inspector Qaiser Gilani, when contacted said, “the accused are ready to pay them that is why they had issued cheques to them, but they (complainant) registered cases against them. “The police have asked the complainant to produce documentary evidence for business deal and ownership to the vehicles,” he added.

He said SP Bilal Zafar Shaikh also conducted and inquiry and asked the complainants to produce the evidences.

Published in Dawn, March 16th, 2016