Eight ‘land grabbers’ held in federal capital – 27 Feb 2023


Upon receiving the information, the Sihala police team immediately responded and arrested eight accused on the spot

ISLAMABAD:
Capital Police Sihala police team has apprehended eight land grabbers during an operation against land grabbing mafia, a police public relation officer said. According to sources, Sihala police received a phone call from a citizen who complained that unknown land grabbers and their operatives were trying to occupy his land.

Upon receiving the information, the Sihala police team immediately responded and arrested eight accused on the spot. The accused were identified as Nisar, Liyaqat Khan, Muhammad Musa, Iftikhar Ahmed, Jamshed Khan, Zor Muhammad Khan, Mian Muhammad Bachaa and Badshah Rehman.

The police team also recovered two 9mm pistols, two 30-bore pistols, one 12-bore shotgun, one 22-bore rifle and one Saiga 308 rifle with ammunition from their possession. A case has been registered against the nabbed accused and further investigation is under way.

In this regard, CPO Operations Syed Shahzad Nadeem Bukhari has said that land-grabbing activities would not be tolerated and indiscriminate action would continue against those who illegally occupy the lands of others. He directed the officials to take prompt action on the complaints of citizens and provide relief on an urgent basis.

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