FIR registered against Nasla Tower builders, officials of civic agencies

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Police registered a case against the builder of Nasla Tower and officials of various civic agencies and departments in pursuance of a Supreme Court order on late Monday.

The apex court on Monday had ordered police and the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) to take departmental action and separately register cases against owners of the building, officials concerned of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA), Sindhi Muslim Cooperative Housing Society and other government departments for giving approval of such a construction in violation of the law.

The bench had observed that the SBCA officials had violated the law and each and every official involved was liable not only to face departmental inquiries but also be booked under the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Prevention of Corruption Act.

The bench had ordered for two separate first information reports (FIR) to be registered against the SBCA officials and other government officials concerned at the ACE and police station concerned, while directing the ACE and the DIG-East to file compliance reports in one week. On Monday, Station House Officer Muhammad Khushnud Javed registered an FIR at Ferozeabad police station under sections 34 (common intention), 161 (public servant taking gratification other than legal remuneration in respect to an official act), 167 (public servant framing an incorrect document with intent to cause injury), 218 (public servant framing incorrect record or writing with intent to save person from punishment or property.

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