Monday July 22, 2024

Land dispute case: SHC issues warrants against BoR officials for failing to comply with orders

Separately the SHC recalled pre-arrest bail of a man in a woman’s murder case

By Jamal Khurshid
July 11, 2024
The Sindh High Court building. — AFP/file
The Sindh High Court building. — AFP/file

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued bailable warrants against the secretary and a section officer (litigation) of the Board of Revenue (BoR) for not complying with court orders in a land dispute case.

The court observed that directions were issued to the revenue officers who had executed a written statement on behalf of the province to appear in person.

A single bench, headed by Justice Mohammad Abdur Rahman, observed that despite the court orders none of the revenue officials appeared before the court.

The SHC took exception to non-compliance with its orders and issued bailable warrants against the BoR secretary and section officer (litigation) in the sum of Rs50,000 through the relevant SHO, with a direction to appear on July 12.

It also continued the interim stay order with regard to disputed land situated in the Malir area. The plaintiff had filed a lawsuit with regard to possession of 22 acres of land.

Separately, the SHC recalled pre-arrest bail of a man in a woman’s murder case.

Applicant Mubeen has moved pre-arrest bail in the case pertaining to the death of a woman due to alleged negligence by a private clinic.

According to the prosecution, the applicant was part of a team of doctors and technicians who performed a caesarian surgery on the woman, who died due to their negligence.

The complainant alleged that doctors were running a maternity clinic and performed the surgery on his wife in an un professional manner, which caused her death. The applicant submitted that he was a technician and had nothing to do with the surgery.

The court observed that the applicant was part of the team of doctors who were running the racket and supporting one another in hoodwinking innocent people and plying with the lives of people while performing complicated procedures such as caesarian surgery.

It said that due to their gross negligence and greed a young woman lost her life. The court recalled the pre-arrest bail of the applicant and dismissed it.