LAHORE (APP) - Ghost plots scandal has deprived certain innocent people of their hard earned money. Reportedly a gang of fraudsters is operating in the city and extorting millions from people by selling ghost residential plots in Johar Town and its vicinity. City residents Rashid Ahmad, Muhammad Saeed, Muhammad Hanif, Syed Noor Ul Hassan, Dr Abdus Salam and others alleged here Sunday said mastermind of the scandal was officer of Agriculture Dept, Lahore who managed to entice the innocent people through his different tactics. Muhammad Rashid and Muhammad Saeed after this fraud are confined to bed for a long time and waiting that any one will come for their rescue. Tahir showed the ghost plots at different sites to people and later sold them through bogus affidavit and kept on asking them to hold the plot for a couple of year, he will get sold at double price. On suspicion, after verification from revenue department, all sold plots were proved ghost. On demand of return of money in question, Tahir got involved the aggrieved people in false criminal cases. He is allegedly involved in more than seven different cases and facing proceedings in city courts. He is also facing enquiry in Anti Corruption Establishment, Lahore for extorting Rs 300,000 from Abdul Sattar Qadri on the pretext of providing job. The aggrieved persons have made an impassionate appeal for strict action against the gang and for return of their hard earned money.