Rawalpindi - Famous property tycoon and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bahria Town, Malik Riaz Hussain has approached police for taking legal action against three persons who, according to him, have been blackmailing him for a long time.

Malik Riaz Hussain lodged a written complaint with Police Station Lohibher on Wednesday through his Personal Staff Officer Col (Retd) Khalil-ur-Rehman, accusing the three men of minting huge amount of money from him and his institution through different tactics. Malik sought registration of first information report (FIR) against the accused and provision of justice. Police has sought legal opinion from prosecution branch for registration of the case.

According to police sources, Col (Retd) Kahleeq-ur-Rehman lodged a complaint with PS Lohibher on behalf of CEO Bahria Town Malik Riaz Hussain in which he stated that a man namely Lt Col (Retd) Tariq Kamal, son of Manzoor Dad Khan, resident of 10/C Tulsa Road, along with his two accomplices Dr Shafique-ur-Rehman and a dismissed Col Khalid Rasheed have been blackmailing Malik Riaz and Bahria Town thorough different tactics.

He added that this group was using the names of mighty institutions of the country for their nefarious designs, besides hurling threats of implicating the CEO Bahria Town in fake cases, throwing him into jail for whole life and damaging the repute of his institution.

Moreover, the applicant stated that blackmailers took the name of Arsalan Iftikhar to make Malik Riaz afraid. He wrote that Col (Retd) Tariq Kamal came to Corporate Office of Bahria Town on June 28, 2013, received Rs 50 million from Malik Riaz and promised that they would not implicate the CEO in phony cases and would also withdraw all the applications tabled before different police stations.

“The entire meeting and payment of Rs 50 million to the blackmailers have been recorded by CCTV cameras that were installed there for security purpose,” the applicant said, adding that Bahria Town administration still owns the CCTV footage. He mentioned that Bahria Town has no business deal or link with the said accused. Khalil added in the complaint that the accused have demanded Rs 50 million more. The applicant annexed the CD of CCTV footage with the application. He asked police to lodge case against the accused and arrest them.

Station House Officer (SHO) PS Lohibher Fayyaz Tanoli, however, when contacted by this scribe for his point of view, said that police received a written application on behalf of Malik Riaz in which he named three men accusing them of blackmailing and taking money from him. He, nonetheless, was of view that police has referred the matter to prosecution section for seeking legal opinion before filing the case.