RAWALPINDI: A real estate tycoon has moved the Lahore High Court against the Rawalpindi police for harassing him allegedly at the behest of an opposition member of parliament, seeking quashment of his arrest warrant.
Malik Riaz Hussain, owner of Bahria Town, in his petition filed through his counsel Malik Waheed Anjum claimed that the Civil Lines police had been trying to ‘implicate’ him in a criminal case against National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) officials for preparing fake identity cards for the employees of his housing society.
Hussain accused the opposition leader in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan of using the police to pressurise him to extend him political support.
He pleaded that the First Information Report (FIR) registered against him on March 8 and his arrest warrants issued under “false allegations” to be declared void. He also pleaded that the Rawalpindi police should be directed not to harass or pressurise him.
Justice Chaudhry Muhammad Tariq of LHC’s Rawalpindi bench issued pre-admission notices to the Rawalpindi police and asked the Assistant Advocate-General (AAG) of Punjab to assist the court.
He said that the police failed to implicate the three employees of Bahria Town accused of preparing fake CNICs, as allegations levelled against them could not be proved.
He said that he feels threatened from the PML-N politicians as adviser to the Punjab Chief Minister, MPA Chaudhry Sarfaraz Afzal, had earlier registered a criminal case with the Airport police against security guards of Bahria Town.
As per contents of the petition, Col (retired) Khalilur Rehman, the Personal Staff Officer (PSO) of Hussain earlier submitted applications to the Airport and Civil Lines, Saddar Bairuni, Rawat, Kallar Syedan and Chauntra police stations requesting that the false criminal cases registered against him be nullified. However, when the police refused to comply, the PSO moved the district and sessions judge to address the grievances.