LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has lauded the police performance, especially Punjab Police DIG Legal Abdur Rab’s role in retrieving huge lands, including residential houses and agriculture lands, from the grabbers.
DIG Legal Abdur Rab submitted a report to the Supreme Court at its Lahore Registry detailing police performance regarding the properties it retrieved from grabbers and restored to owners.
The report was submitted to a two-judge apex court bench, which was headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar.
Punjab Police DIG Legal Abdur Rab said that 422 human rights cases were received, 49 applications were found false, compliance was made in 311 cases, partial compliance was made in 62 cases and 54 first information reports were registered. 18 houses worth Rs81 million and 1321.5 kanal agricultural land worth Rs510 million were restored to owners.
The police recovered Rs27.5 million in cash and returned to 18 applicants. The police also restored plots measuring 78 kanal worth Rs3,500 million to owners. Thus, total worth of all properties restored is approximately Rs4,200 million or 85.30 percent of total cases received.
It is pertinent to mention here that Supreme Court’s Human Right Cell Director General Rana Amir Saleem and AIG Saif Ul Murtaza played vital role in retrieving lands and handling the cases pertaining to human rights violation.
HRC Director General Rana Amir Saleem and AIG Saif Ul Murtaza took prompt action on applications against land grabbers and issued directions to Punjab Police.
Police, under legal supervision of DIG Abdur Rab, used all resources in the operations against land mafia and got quick assistance from the relevant departments, especially Rana Amir Saleem’s HRC, to track down land grabbers, collect evidence against them and arrest the real culprits.
DIG Abdur Rab arranged open meetings with the victims to get first-hand information and complaints against land grabbers. During operations, DIG Abdur Rab directed all police officers that their prime responsibility was to protect the lives and property of citizens and all out efforts would be made in this regard.
During operations, the police took prompt action and complied with directions in letter and spirit.