Islamabad Police arrest ex-AJK PM over property dispute

Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan was detained on charges of allegedly seizing family property

News Desk May 20, 2024
Former Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan. PHOTO: SOCIAL MEDIA

Former prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, has been arrested by Islamabad Police in connection with a family property dispute, Express News reported.

Sources indicated that following his arrest, Ilyas was transferred to the Margalla Police Station. Capital Police have also confirmed the arrest of the former AJK prime minister.

Sources stated that Ilyas was detained on charges of allegedly seizing family property and involvement in a shooting incident.

Meanwhile, lawyers and supporters of Ilyas have gathered outside the police station, while party workers also began to assemble outside his residence.

Read more: Ex-AJK PM booked for forcibly trying to take over Centaurus office

On May 1, a case was registered against Ilyas for trying to seize the central offices and important documents of Centaurus Mall.

The First Information Report (FIR) was filed by Colonel (retd) Tipu Sultan, Deputy Security In-charge of The Centaurus Mall, naming Sardar Tanveer Ilyas, Muhammad Ali, Anil Sultan, Rizwan, and other unknown individuals as accused.

As per the FIR, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas, accompanied by an armed group of 20 to 25 individuals, entered office 1708 of Centaurus Mall by breaking the lock, with intentions to take control of the premises. However, their attempt was thwarted by the vigilant security guards. Sardar Tanveer Ilyas allegedly issued threats to kill Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan and Sardar Dr Rashid Ilyas Khan, along with their colleagues.

The FIR further stated that these individuals subjected the security officer to physical assault, and upon receiving information about the incident, law enforcement officials arrived at the scene, where Sardar Tanveer Ilyas allegedly fired at Colonel (retd) Tipu Sultan, narrowly missing him.


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