‘Illegal’ occupation: Court restrains police from harassing resident, occupying land

Comments of home secretary, IG sought on citizen’s plea against attempts to encroach plot.


Our Correspondent August 12, 2013
The petitioner, Malik Muhammad Sabir, had cited police officials and private persons as respondents. In his petition, he claimed that some people, named Shah Faisal, Jahangir, Dil Pazir and Asadullah, were trying to occupy his house No. D-512 in Future Colony. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: A man has gone to court against the police for trying to occupy his plot in Malir, allegedly in collaboration with members of a banned religious outfit.

The petitioner, Malik Muhammad Sabir, had cited police officials and private persons as respondents. In his petition, he claimed that some people, named Shah Faisal, Jahangir, Dil Pazir and Asadullah, were trying to occupy his house No. D-512 in Future Colony.



According to the petitioner, police constables Nasir Gohar alias Kaka and Saeed Gohar were supporting the usurpers, who claimed to be associated with the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan. Constable Nasir, who claims to be on security duty of Establishment DIG Zafar Abbas Bukhari, has recently been reinstated to his job following 13-month dismissal from the department.

On the orders of the additional district and sessions judge, Malir, DSP Quaidabad had held an inquiry against the said cops and found them guilty of threatening to kill the petitioner and his family for failing to hand over the property. The DSP ordered that criminal cases should be registered against the policemen, he recalled.

Sabir pleaded the court order the police chief take disciplinary action against his subordinates and ensure registration of case against them, as well. He also requested for protection for himself and his family.

On Monday, Sindh High Court’s Justice Nadeem Akhtar issued notices to the provincial home secretary, the inspector general of police, the deputy inspector general for East zone, senior superintendent Malir and others to file their comments by August 19. Till then, the respondents are restrained from harassing and intimidating the petitioner in any manner, the bench ordered.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th, 2013.

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