Luxury vehicles case: Redco Mills manager confutes Qatar embassy's statement
Customs Intelligence had recovered 21 luxury vehicles from the compound of a textile mills.
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – In a major development pertaining to recovery of luxury vehicles from deserted building of Redco Textile Mills situated in Callar Syedan area of Rawalpindi, Manager Admin Irfan Siddiqui on Saturday dismissed stance that vehicles were in use of Qatari princes.
As per details garnered, the vehicles were used by former senator Saifur Rehman and his zealots. Siddiqui added, “I have never seen Qatari prince using [recovered] vehicles. [These] vehicles were either used by Saifur Rehman or his close aides”.
Sources privy to Customs dept told our correspondent that statement of Redco Textile Mills manager has confuted statement issued by Qatari embassy [in this regard]. Moreover, Customs dept has made statement of Siddiqui part of ongoing investigation.
According to rough estimate, the monetary value of 21 recovered vehicles is estimated at Rs7 bln.
After Siddiqui’s statement, notices have been issued to Saifur Rehman whereas the scope of investigation has been expanded to Karachi.
Earlier, Customs Intelligence had recovered 21 luxury vehicles from the compound of a textile mills owned by former Accountability Bureau chief Saifur Rehman, Dunya News reported.
The luxury vehicles were recovered from deserted building of Redco Textile Mills situated in Callar Syedan area of Rawalpindi. Saifur Rehman, a close aide of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, owns the textile mills.
According to Customs Intelligence officials, more than 40 luxury vehicles were parked in the textile mills building out of which 20 were shifted to some other place before the opersation.
Sources informed that all the vehicles bearing the number plates of Qatar Embassy. Sources further informed that the operation was conducted on the orders of DG Customs Intelligence Shaukat Ali.