BAHAWALPUR: A man has accused the police of registering a false case in a land dispute. Shahzad Akbar, resident of Muslim Town, said that he had the joint possession of a piece of land in the Government Housing Scheme. He said his step-brothers Akhtar Khan, Ajmal Khan and Safdar Khan were trying to take over the land with the help of Baghdadud Jadeed police officials. He said he owned three canals and 12 marlas and had tried to sell his land to Muhammad Ejaz Akram and Talat Mehmood for Rs6 million. He said while the ownership of the land was being transferred, his stepbrothers called the police who broke a boundary wall and took away 45,000 bricks. They also gave possession of the land to his brothers. He further said that his step-brothers had registered a false case of robbery against him. SHO Shafqat Atta denied the allegations. He said Akbar was being investigated in a robbery case and only the courts could decide if he was guilty.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2013.