Police asked to file FIR against tycoon ISLAMABAD: A local court on Tuesday ordered the Nilor police to register an FIR against property tycoon Malik Riaz over a land dispute.
Additional district and sessions judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan passed the order while hearing an application filed by Nisar Ahmed, a resident of Mouza Tumair in the suburbs of Islamabad.
The applicant said that on Nov 28, 2012, employees of Bahria Town encroached upon 506 kanals of his land at the behest of Malik Riaz. He said when he attempted to resist and retrieve the land, the property tycoon threatened him with dire consequences and warned that he may be implicated in a fake case.
In written comments filed before the court, the Nilor station house officer (SHO) stated: “An agreement has been made between the applicant Nisar Ahmed and Malik Riaz of Bahria Town; that no land was transferred in favour of Bahira Town and the dispute between the parties is of civil nature.”
The judge, however, said it could not be left “at the discretion of the SHO in order to see whether the commission of cognisable offence is made out or not. The in-charge of police station is duty bound to enter the information provided regarding the commission of cognisable offences in the relevant register and to act in accordance with the mandate”.
He then directed the Nilor SHO to register the case against Malik Riaz under the relevant provisions of the law and proceed further “fairly, diligently and honestly” in accordance with the law.