Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Police clears Pakistani businessman

Tarab Raja

LONDON: There is no case or investigation against Pakistani businessman Tarab Raja and allegations levelled against him were false and without any foundation, The Scotland Yard said on Wednesday.

Raja – a well-known entrepreneur with links to politicians in Pakistan – came into limelight in Pakistani media December, last year, when he was linked to a trouble amongst two groups of PML-N.

A group had alleged that Raja was responsible for the attack on a leading PML-N figure in Britain; however, police sources confirmed that he had nothing to do with the assault.

Security officials further noted that it was Raja himself who was set upon by a group of men on December 4, 2016, as he waited at the airport, alongside dozens of supporters, to welcome Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif.

Some media had falsely claimed earlier that Raja was arrested but police have now confirmed, after concluding their investigations, that Raja didn’t instigate a fight in any form. Nevertheless, those found to be involved in the fight have been issued a caution, but nobody was charged due to lack of evidence.

On January 5, 2017, the president of PML-N UK Zubair Gull was attacked at his home by three masked men, who subsequently managed to escape. The police launched an inquiry into the attack; it was alleged that a senior Punjab government official had sponsored the assault via Raja to settle political scores.

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