Mehboob Akhtar Also known as Saint Pirwali Pandariman based at the Darbar Unique Centre, in Oldfield Street, Fenton, who masterminded a £2.2 million fraud, Court has reduced the prison sentence from 14 to 11 years after a hearing at the Court of Appeal, in London. His sentence was reduced to 11 years by top judges.
Pir Pandariman used a Walkie Talkie Set used by Pir Pandariman to Fool his Followers
Pir Pandariman used donations from his followers to set up a valuable portfolio of buy-to-let properties, with the help of his right-hand man, Mohammed Zabbir Hussain.
The 61-year-old, of Farman Close, Meir, was locked up for 14 years at Birmingham Crown Court in April last year after being found guilty to commit fraud and cheating Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) out of £271,000., along with nine others, including his wife and daughter.
The legal team of Mehboob Akhtar then applied at the next level before three judges and as a result the sentencing was reduced by three years but the original conviction was declared correct but the appeal was rejected unanimously by all judges.
Supporters of Pir Pandariman said that he was a great spiritual man, who had helped raise several million pounds in donations to help poor people. They said that he had not committed any tax evasion and it was shown to the court that he had been given gifts – a legal practice – by his followers.