MANDI BAHAUDDIN - Phalia Bar Association Secretary Yasir has allegedly refused to pay money after the acquisition of a law chamber to the seller, who is the daughter of late Hafiz Jalandhri Advocate, and got a "fake case" registered against her husband.

Tushaqil, the seller and a lecturer in a govt college, said that her father died in June this year, surviving two daughters and leaving behind a law chamber in the newly built Phalia Judicial Complex. Yasir, she added, occupied the chamber and then contacted her to purchase it.  "After bargaining, he agreed to buy it for Rs150,000. He paid Rs15,000 in advance and payment of remaining amount was made in shape of a cheque two days later. Then he changed his mind and took the cheque back on the contention for endorsing his signature on the backside of the cheque. As soon as he took the cheque back, he tore it into pieces and along with his colleagues went to police station and lodged an FIR against my husband Usman," she said.

"Usman then went to the court but no lawyer was willing to file his petition for his pre-arrest bail in the court. Later, he went to the Lahore High Court and got a bail," she said. Tushaqil has appealed to official concerned to withdraw the case and ensure the payment of remaining price for the chamber to her. She also appealed to the police authorities to provide her family with protection.