ISLAMABAD Instead of taking action against the Sawan Garden Housing Society, which has allegedly sold out 491 kanals of CDA land, the city managers are accusing one another for helping the society in committing the crime, TheNation has reliably learnt. According to details, the society has allegedly converted 491 kanals of land reserved for provision of civic amenities like graveyard, parks, roads and mosques etc into plots and sold out the same in connivance with CDA officials. As per CDA laws, the land reserved for the aforementioned civic facilities is transferred in the name of CDA and no one else can utilize it for other purposes. A member of the society informed TheNation on condition of anonymity that the society had reduced areas reserved for parks and mosques etc besides narrowing down of the roads from 40 feet to 30 feet. The society had also reduced the area of the Jamia Masjid from 11 kanals to 2 kanals by converting the remaining land into commercial area and had devoured up the 59 kanals land kept for the graveyard, said the member. The member further informed that a number of inquiries carried out by the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration and CDA had reported violations but no action was taken so far against the violators. He appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to look into the affair for fixing the responsibility of the dire crime and providing relief to the residents of the society. When contacted, CDAs Member (Planning) Tanvir Bukhari said former office-bearers of the Sawan Garden Housing Society had committed the misdeed in connivance with former top officials of the Planning Wing of the Authority. He said he had no solution in sight to get back CDAs land. We cant take action against the incumbent office bearers of the Society for the violation committed by its former office bearers, Bukhari said. The Member, however, assured that he would refer the matter to the FIA the day this news is published to carry out thorough probe into the matter and determine as to who were the original offenders. On the other hand, a source in the Planning Wing of the Authority confided to TheNation that the present Member (Planning) had ignored the recommendations of the officials concerned of the Planning Wing and Law Department of the CDA for taking legal action against the society and issuance of show cause notice. He also informed that a senior official concerned dealing with the affairs of housing societies had even recommended registering FIR against the society but no action was taken on his recommendation. The question arises whether the CDA is unable to prevent its lands worth billions from falling prey to the property grabbers or the incumbent CDA Administration is bent on protecting the interests of previous administration of the Authority.