SHC gave last chance to submit land record of police station

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday gave Sindh police and provincial authorities the last chance to place on record the relevant documents, showing ownership of the disputed land where Bahadurabad police station police station was set up.

A division bench, headed by Justice Hassan Azhar Rizvi, asked the authorities to submit the documents within six weeks. Upon failure to comply with court orders, the case would be heard and decided on the basis of available record, warned the court.

The court had taken up two identical petitions filed by Haq Nawaz and Arif Billo, who moved the court against encroachment of their plots by the Bahadurabad police.

The petitioners submitted that Sindh police in cahoots with the civic authorities encroached upon their plots in Gulshan e Iqbal Town and established Bahadurbabad police station there. They said they had time and again complained to the authorities concerned but all efforts were in vain.

In response to the court direction, KMC’s counsel submitted a response, stating that the piece of land had been wrongly leased out to the petitioners who claim title to the land, adding it was part of a park. He added neither was the land allotted to Sindh police for setting up of the police station.

The court had directed Sindh chief secretary, home secretary, and provincial police chief to look into the issue and submit the relevant documents regarding title of the land.

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