ISLAMABAD: Anti-corruption Court declared Property Tycoon Malik Riaz and nine other accused as a proclaimed offenders in Land Fraud case, Monday.
An Anti Terrorist court also has sought all the property details of the accused people.
The hearing was deferred till September 3.
Earlier, Bahria Town filed a petition but had failed to convince the Lahore High Court to stay the proceedings in a land fraud case against it in an anti-corruption court, in which property tycoon Malik Riaz and his son are also standing trial.
It was the third such attempt by Bahria Town lawyers in four weeks. In the past, Barrister Gohar Ali Khan and Zahid Hussain Bokhari had argued the case, but the LHC allowed the trial court to continue the proceedings in accordance with the law.
The request said that the judge of the anti-corruption court did not have the authority to issue arrest warrants and therefore the warrant should be quashed. The bench rejected the request after which the warrant against the real estate tycoon remains valid.
On July 23, an anti-corruption court re-issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Riaz, his son Ali Riaz and seven other accused in a land fraud case. The case pertains to acquisition of 1,401 kanals of land near Rawat in 2009 on basis of fake documents.