Judge raids school, orders demolition of illegal eatery built on premises
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By Ishaq Tanoli | 10/7/2017 12:00:00 AM
KARACHI: A district judge on Friday paid a surprise visit to a school in a Bin Qasim locality and ordered the demolition of an eatery set up on the premises of the school.

On the directive of the Sindh High Court, District and Sessions Judge (Malir) Mushtaq Ahmed Leghari visited the primary school in Natha Khoso Goth in Bin Qaim Town and found that an eatery was established and being run on the premises of the school by land grabbers and they were also carrying out further construction work.

The judge immediately called the assistant commissioner of Malir, mukhtiarkar and tapedar and expressed resentment over encroachment on the school`s land.

He directed the assistant commissioner to demolish the eatery and all the encroachments made on the premises of the government land and stop the ongoing construction and recover the land.

The assistant commissioner was also asked to file compliance report by Monday.The judge deplored that the land grabbers had not even spared educational institutes and the local administration as well as the education department appeared to be unmoved.

Around 50 students were present in two classrooms at the time of the visit.

The school was operating without electricity and drinking water and the headmaster informed the judge that they were facing difficulty for want of funds, adding that the land grabbers were influential people and the attendance of students was thin due to encroachments.

Policemen selling gutka face investigation Police informed on Friday a judicial magistrate that a reinvestigation was ordered against two police officers of the Mominabad police station for selling seized gutka and mainpuri.

Assistant sub-inspectors Mohammed Akram and Khadim Hussain were arrested last month for allegedly selling the seized gutka and mainpuri after taking these items out of the police station.

However, investigating officer Nazir Nooranisubmitted a class-C (cancel) report in the court last week through a prosecutor for cancelation of the case by claiming that the case properties were not shifted out of the police station.

After scrutinising the report, prosecutor Shamim Ahmed returned the report back to police with objections and wrote to the police high-ups about investigation of the case.

A police officer informed a judicial magistrate (West) on Friday that the deputy inspector general of police (West) had ordered the reinvestigation of the case and appointed a senior police officer as investigating officer, adding that action was also being taken against the police officer of Mominabad for making a statement in favour of the suspects.

According to the FIR, the Mominabad police had booked and arrested some suspects for selling gutka and mainpuri on Sept 18.

The investigation of the cases was assigned to the two ASIs who shifted the case property (seized gutka and mainpuri) out of the police station and sold it, it said.

The police officials were booked under Section 407 (criminal breach of trust by carrier, etc) of the Pakistan Penal Code.