NAB Court Lahore has accepted the plea bargain of a former car dealer who defrauded citizens of billions of rupees.
According to details, NAB has agreed on a plea bargain deal worth Rs. 1.2 billion with Javed Muzzafar Butt, who fled the country two years ago after depriving citizens of Rs. 3 billion in a car booking fraud.
NAB had launched an inquiry into the car booking fraud in May 2019 after receiving more than 600 complaints from different cities.
In September 2019, NAB apprehended Javed Muzzaffar and Usman Riaz, the primary suspects in the case. NAB had agreed on a plea bargain deal worth Rs. 720 million with the main culprit in March 2020.
A spokesperson for NAB Lahore said recovering the remaining looted money from culprits is the bureau’s top priority, adding that all of the recovered money will be disbursed to victims.
Note that a plea bargain deal does not mean that the accused has been absolved of all the charges. Rather, the accused pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a more lenient sentence or an agreement to drop other charges under a plea bargain deal.