SHC issues warrants of SP Keamari

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday issued arrest warrants of Superintendent Police Keamari Altaf Hussain Laghari for not appearing before the court despite several notices.

Laghari did not appear before the court despite receiving several court notices in a petition of builders seeking court’s help to resolve a land issue. According to the petitioners, the police were harassing and threatening them.

The court summoned Lashari several times directing him to file comments before it but he did not compile with the court directions.

The co-owners of some residential and commercial plots in Phase II Hawksbay filed a petition in which they named Sindh government, Deputy Commissioner South, board of trustees, assistant commissioner harbor South, assistant commissioner Mauripur West as respondents.

The petitioners stated that government has leased the plot for 99 years on 10th August 2004, but in June this year Assistant Commissioner Harbour Karachi issued notice alleging that they are grabbing governments’ land near Manora bridge. After that police kept threatening them.

They prayed to the court to declare the property rights they hold as lawful and restrain the respondents to interfere in the possession of the subject.

On Monday’s hearing Additional Advocate General sought time to file comments on behalf of the Sindh government, Deputy Commissioner South and assistant commissioner Mauripur, West.

The hearing was adjourned till 7th September.