ISLAMABAD, Sept 16: Imtiaz Ahmed, alias Taji Khokhar, has been booked in a two-year-old land grabbing case after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed the Koral police to register an FIR against him.

Mr Khokhar is currently confined in the Adiala Jail in a case related to the murder of a woman in August last year.

The joint investigation team of the Punjab police, which is investigating the said case, stated in its report that Taji Khokhar led land grabbers and had employed a number of people in this regard.

The team also pointed out that Mr Khokhar was facing nine cases of murder, kidnapping of government officials, land grabbing and other crimes in different police stations of Rawalpindi.

On Monday, the IHC ordered for another case against Mr Khokhar while hearing a complaint lodged by Mohammad Ishtiaq, a resident of Islamabad’s suburb Tarlai.

According to Mr Ishtiaq, Taji Khokar, along with 20 others, had occupied his 135-kanal land near Ghauri Town in March 2011.

The accused had also threatened the complainant of dire consequences when the latter tried to resist the attempt.

He said the land grabbers demolished his house and also removed all building material from the site.

Later, he approached the Station House Officer (SHO) Koral who refused to register an FIR against Taji Khokhar. However, on March 31, 2011, a civil court directed the same SHO to record Mr Ishtiaq’s statement.

On the other hand, the alleged land grabbers had challenged the civil court’s decision before the session judge and the matter subsequently arrived in the IHC.

The high court, after hearing the counsels, ordered the police to register a case against the alleged land grabbers and disposed off the matter.

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