Official residences: Officer deputed abroad moves contempt petition

Counsel alleged that Ahmad had trespassed on to the petitioner’s house and broken the locks.


Our Correspondent May 25, 2012

LAHORE:


The Lahore High Court on Friday issued a notice to the Inland Revenue chief commissioner and others on a contempt petition.


The petition has been filed by Viqar Mahmood Khilji.

Justice Khalid Mehmood Khan directed the respondents – Chief Commissioner Ms Rana Ahmad, Additional Commissioner Aftab Alam, Additional Commissioner (Income Tax) Abid and Income Tax Inspector Sheikh Aftab – to reply in 10 days.

Petitioner’s counsel Sahibzada Anwar Hamid said that the chief commissioner had cancelled the allotment of an official residence (to Khilji) in Income Tax Colony on the grounds that he had not paid rent.

Hamid submitted that the high court, on April 26, had directed the chairman of the allotment committee to decide the matter within a month.

The counsel alleged that on May 3, Ahmad and the other respondents had trespassed on to the petitioner’s house and broken the locks.

He said that the respondents were demanding that the petitioner pay the rent at the market rate, which “violated” the court order.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 26th, 2012.

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