ISLAMABAD - Countless plot holders and land owners are made to land in deep trouble owing to the leakage of their personal details to some elements, posing them with serious threats in the wake of ongoing security situation. It dawned upon TheNation that numerous masses of the capital, who purchased plots and lands on down payments or instalments, in the housing societies and different sectors of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, were frequently been contacted by the elements of property mafia, who were persuading, forcing and even threatening the plot holders to sell their plots to the said dealers. This practice goes on with the alleged involvement of some officials in housing societies and Capital Development Authority (CDA). According to the details, several landowners reported that certain property dealers, estate agents and elements of land mafia, through written letters and phone calls, were frequently contacting them. Such letters and calls aimed at requesting the landowners for the sale of their lands to the said agents. Some letters in both hand written and typed forms, shown to this scribe, carried a bunch of said requests by some property dealers. In addition, the letters lacked the contact details of the senders and were circulated under anonymity. Ever since I bought a plot in a sector here, I have been frequently contacted by some property dealers. Initially they used very soft language and offered to pay very high prices against the plot. However, when I didnt pay them any heed, they started calling me and threatened of dire consequences, stated a resident of Islamabad, who purchased a plot in sector G-14 some two years back and received dozens of letters from estate agents. Several other masses shared the similar plight and apprehended that the sharing of their personal information with malign elements could invite serious trouble for them. The fact that the personal details of ordinary citizens reach property mafia entails several grim dispositions. Firstly, the rise in the ransom cases is strongly interlinked with personal information sharing. The property dealers, who get the personal details of citizens, get to know about their financial positions and assets. This explains how the perpetrators who abduct the ordinary citizens get the hidden record of their assets. Secondly, some elements in intelligence and law enforcement agencies have taken up the activity of obtaining the personal records of masses through estate agents, which they use to harass the citizens and extort money this way. Most importantly, this divulging of personal credentials can strongly backlash extremely adverse consequences in the current law and order situation, when ransoms, abductions, target killings and terrorism have become an order of the day in our society. When contacted, Ghulam Sarwar Sandhu, Deputy Director General (DDG) Planning and Corporate Societies, CDA said that the personal record of all those plot holders who purchased plots in housing societies was kept with the respective societies. CDA has nothing to do with the record of plot holders in housing societies. The societies keep such records on their own, he observed. Replying to query related to the involvement of CDA officials in divulging personal records of citizens to others, the DDG expressed his ignorance towards the said practice. Meanwhile, this scribe contacted some sources in a few housing societies, who, under anonymity, confided that the property dealers were paying hefty amounts to housing societies in order to get the required information of people. On the other hand, CDA officials who kept the record of plots and lands, other than the housing societies, were too, heftily bribed by property mafia against the disclosure of personal details of masses. This information was then forwarded to intelligence agencies, TheNation was told.