KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Saturday appointed its Nazir as commissioner to probe a cattle heads theft case and resolve the mystery shrouded around the ownership of 700 cattle heads.
A division bench of SHC headed by Justice Irfan Saddat Khan directed Nazir to submit his report within three days. The bench was seized with the hearing of a High Court Appeal (HCA) that assailed an order of single bench of SHC.
Applicant Nausherwan said that one Mohammad Afzal Ahmed had filed a lawsuit against his creditor for harassing him and seeking recovery of his livestock: 700 buffalos and cows: from their occupation.
On his lawsuit: the single bench of SHC had appointed Nazir to inspect cattle farms in Landhi on April 5 and submit report.
Following the court order Nazir submitted his report stating that the plaintiff Afzal was in possession 363 buffaloes: and 90 cows at one farm while 202 buffaloes: 43 cows at the other.
Applicant said that Nazir had taken the two farms into his custody and deputed six armed security guards to safeguard the farms. Later private security company’s supervisor informed Nazir that police officials belonging to Sukhan police picked up guards and after that 60 to 70 people broke into the both farms and took away the livestock.
He said that single bench issued an order directing Nazir to immediately recover all the stolen cattle heads which had been under his care and ask the police to register an FIR for the case. He said that on April 10 Nazir along with 15 police personnel came to his dairy farms and forced him to hand over the livestock comprising 675 buffalos and cows which actually belonged to him.
Nausherwan stated that cattle heads including 551 buffalos and 124 belonged to him: for which he had rented two plots in the cattle colony.
He said that Nazir under garb of SHC order insisted that he had been in possession of stolen cattle heads and wanted to take away his livestock. He requested the court to suspend the order of SHC single bench and restrain Nazir from taking possessing of livestock which belonged to him.