SHC seeks comprehensive plan to remove encroachments – Latest News – The Nation

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday resented non-compliance with its land grab order in Block 10 of Gulistan-e-Johar.

A high court bench while expressing disappointment in Commissioner Karachi, KDA, Police and other officials summoned DG KDA, Commissioner and DIG Police East.

The court ordered officials to hold a hearing on the encroachments within three days. The bench also demanded a comprehensive plan to remove encroachments from officials. The high court also ordered relevant departments to clear the illegally occupied land from the possession of the invaders within 30 days. The court was hearing a petition regarding the activities of the land mafia in complete disregard of court orders. “The KDA as well as the officers of other relevant departments were not ready to hear in this regard,” complained the petitioner. Land grabbing and encroachment on state land has become a threat in Karachi as several criminal groups operate to grab valuable land with the patronage of influential people.

An anti-encroachment operation was halted due to the backlash by protesters against the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) team in Gulistan-e-Johar in October last year. Due to the backlash from the protesters, the government land reclamation operation by the KDA was halted in Block 6 of Gulistan-e-Johar. KDA officials said the anti-encroachment team returned from the area due to the violence.

Court converts life sentences of two policemen to death in murder of shopkeepers

The Sindh High Court on Monday upgraded the life sentences of two policemen to capital punishment following an appeal of the murder of four Shaman traders in Karachi.

Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) policemen had shot dead four Chaman-based shopkeepers – Haji Mohammad Tahir Achakzai, Obaidullah Khan Tareen, Mohammad Ibrahim Achakzai and Zainuddin Khan Achakzai – under the guise of being thieves on December 31, 2008 during of an alleged meeting at Khalid Bin Waleed Road in Karachi.

The anti-terrorism court has sentenced five policemen to death for killing four Chaman traders during an alleged encounter. Those sentenced to death were anti-car lifting cell SHO Malik Irshad, police chief Zahoor Khan, Zaheer Mirza, Noor Muhammad and Zafar Ali. The case was returned by the Supreme Court to the ATC for a retrial, in which two police officers Zafar Ahmed and Noor Muhammad were acquitted while the conviction of Zahoor Khan and Zaheer Mirza was commuted to imprisonment. for life. The accused Irshad died during the investigation of the case.