1,500 forged CNICs seized

March 08, 2011


RAWALPINDI, March 8: Three female and one male officers of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) were reported kidnapped on Tuesday but were found in police custody for fraud.

Civil Lines police released them after registering a case and recording their statements. Rawalpindi police said the four were arrested on the complaint of a citizen that they were issuing forged Computerised National Identity Cards (CNIC) from a van of Nadra's mobile facility.

A raiding party led by SHO Raja Shakeel of Civil Lines Police Station caught the accused in action near Chaklala Scheme III and recovered 1,500 allegedly forged CINC cards from them.

According to complainant Niaz Ahmed Kiani of Gulraiz Colony, the Nadra officials were making forged CNICs in connivance with the administration of some housing schemes.

A senior Nadra official, however, said the cards seized by the police had been surrendered by people.