QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday filed a reference against revenue officers of Gwadar district for causing a loss of Rs320 million to the national exchequer.

The bureau filed the reference in the Accountability Court, Quetta, after conducting an investigation under the supervision of the director general of the Balochistan NAB against former Tehsildar Mohammad Jan Baloch, former Naib Tehsildar Agha Zafar Hussain, former Qanoongo Noor Ahmed and five others.

According to a NAB spokesman, during the investigation it was found that the accused had allegedly tampered with the revenue record of the Baloch ward of Gwadar and sold out the land to private persons illegally.

The Balochistan NAB is also probing alleged corruption charges in the sale of government land of Gazarwan, Kolgari, Nagori, Mouza Chib Raikani and Mouza Karwar wards of Gwadar district.

The anti-graft watchdog has filed several references involving corruption of millions of rupees in land scams in Gwadar.