ISLAMABAD - The local administration here on Saturday imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (CrPC) for a period of two months in the area of Sangjani village, Zone III, to prevent any kind of encroachment, demarcation or illegal occupation of state land. An official of ICT Administration said that the decision had been taken keeping in view certain complaints about the illegal land occupation and encroachment in the area. Assistant Commissioner (Saddar/ sub-divisional magistrate) ICT Islamabad, Omar Asad, has issued an Order in exercise of powers conferred upon him under section 144 of CrPC which shall come into force with immediate effect and remain in force for a period of two months.The Order says, “Whereas it has come to my knowledge that some persons are attempting to occupy and encroach upon state land in Khasra Number 202, situated in village Sangjani, Zone III Islamabad while this land has an exclusive TETEMA in favour of the Federal Government”It further says that and whereas, in my opinion there are sufficient grounds to proceed under section 144 of CrPC and immediate prevention is desirable and the directions hereinafter appearing are necessary in order to prevent illegal occupation for the security and integrity of the public property.The Order states: Now, therefore, I Omar Asad, sub-divisional magistrate (Saddar) Islamabad in exercise of powers conferred upon me Under Section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1898, do hereby prohibit any person encroaching upon, occupying, demarcating, or entering with intention to encroach upon or occupy any portion of Khasra No. 202, village Sangjani, Zone III, Islamabad except with the prior permission of the District Collector, Islamabad, subject to proper scrutiny. However, these restrictions would not apply to persons who are reflected as tenants or occupants in the Register Gardawari, or to officials of any Government Department in pursuit of their lawful duties.This Order shall come into force with immediate effect and remain in force for a period of two months.Notwithstanding expiry of this Order, everything done, any action taken, obligation, liability or punishment incurred, investigation, inquiry or proceedings pending against offenders in the Court of Magistrate having powers under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 and punishment in respect of this order shall be continued or launched as if this had not expired.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 04-Mar-2012 here.