Pindi police officer suspended for aiding alleged land grabber

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Our Correspondent July 02, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi police on Saturday suspended a police officer for alleged corruption and for sheltering the owner of a private housing society who was allegedly involved in land grabbing.

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City Police Officer [CPO] Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi suspended Sub-Inspector Tariq Gondal, the additional station house officer [SHO] of the Saddar Bairooni police station, for pushing his subordinate ASI Azhar Gondal to accept an illegal gratification from Chaudhry Haris for altering an investigation report in Haris’ favour.

Haris, who had been arrested for allegedly forcibly occupying some land, had managed to obtain bail from the court based on the favourable police report.

Waqas Zahoor had approached CPO Abbassi, complaining that he had purchased two plots in the Snober City housing society on Adiala Road in 2014 from a man named Chaudhry Nisar.

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But when he started construction on the property which he had just bought, Haris along with five armed men allegedly forcibly stopped the construction work. Zahoor further claimed that Haris had threatened him.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2017.

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