KARACHI - Sindh High Court (SHC) Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrants of Sindh Inspector General of police (IGP) and Sachal Rangers Brigadier in a 35-year-old case of land occupation.

The warrants issued to Sindh IGP Ghulam Haider and the Sachal Rangers Commander who failed to appear before the court despite repeated summons served to them over Nazir’s report. The SHC ordered arresting the IGP and produce him before the court. The court also issued non-bailable arrest warrants of Sachal Rangers Khalid Goraya. The non-bailable arrest warrant would be effective till January 20, 2015. The case was heard by Justice Saeeduddin Nasir of the higher court.

Petitioner Mureed Ali Shah had apprised the SHC that he owned a 25-acre land in Sachal area in the periphery of the city that was registered on his mother’s name which was illegally grabbed with the assistance of Rangers and police. The higher court had issued many notices to the aforementioned respondents who failed to appear or submit the joinders in the higher court. On the other hand, the court’s Nazir had also reported that despite court’s orders, the said land was still being occupied and construction was being made on that land unlawfully. Thus, the higher court issued non-bailable arrest warrants of the IG, Sachal Rangers Brig Khalid Goraya, Sachal Police Station House Officer, four cops and two civilians till January 20, 2015.

Meanwhile, three people were killed in separate incidents of violence here on Thursday.

A man namely 34-year-old Hussain Shah was shot dead in Bahadurabad area. Police said the victim was the resident of Safora Goth area. He was working as a recovery officer at a private communication company. Police said the incident took place when the victim was returning home from work when two armed culprits riding a motorcycle targeted and killed him. He was shot multiple times and died on the spot. The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy and later handed over to the family. Police said the motive behind the incident had yet to be ascertained. A case has been registered against the unidentified persons.

Separately, a youth was found dead from Hawks Bay Road within the jurisdictions of Mochko police station. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital where he was identified as Hidayatur Rehman, 39, resident of Metroville, SITE area. Police while quoting the family said unidentified culprits on three vehicles abducted him from the house and later killed him. It said he was shot once in his head. Police suspected that the victim might have links with any banned outfit. Further investigation is underway.

Similarly, a man was found dead near from Mewashah graveyard within the jurisdiction of Pak Colony police station. The victim has yet to be identified. The body was shifted to morgue for identification after medicolegal formalities at Civil Hospital. Police said some unidentified persons, after kidnapping him, shot once in his head and dumped the body at an abandoned place. A case has been registered. Further investigation is underway.