ACE Director General Sohail Zafar Chatha, who stated that Maneka was the subject of an investigation due to a reference made by the deputy commissioner of Okara.
He claimed that according to the deputy commissioner’s letter of recommendation, Maneka had reportedly built 26 stores and a marriage hall on land that was supposed to be a cemetery.
“The marriage hall was built on a four-kanal plot of cemetery land without any approval [from the appropriate authorities],” claimed DG Chatha. Maneka has been trespassing on the property of the Pir Islam Graveyard Haveli Rakha for a considerable amount of time.
Additionally, he said that at the time of his capture, Maneka was attempting to flee the nation for the UAE. He was detained after the anti-corruption officials prevented him from leaving the country.
DG Chatha continued by saying that indiscriminate anti-corruption operations were being carried out against corrupt individuals throughout Punjab.
An ACE representative indicated in a statement released later that day that Maneka’s arrest warrants had been issued on September 14. He claimed that the suspect had made over Rs 2 billion from the unlawful businesses erected on public property.
The official stated, “Maneka will be moved to Sahiwal division today after completing all legal formalities,” adding that raids were being carried out to apprehend more culprits.
The FIR also made reference to the accusations DG Chatha made against Maneka.
The case was filed under sections 409 (Criminal breach of trust by a public servant, banker, merchant, or agent), 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating), and 471 (Using as genuine a forged document), according to the FIR (first information report).