Moon Gardens Saved, Builder Arrested, Asked to Submit Rs100 Million

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Tuesday, 17 November 2015 18:35

ISLAMABAD: Following Top courts order to halt demolition on Tuesday, Sindh Police officials arrested the builder of Moon Gardens as he appeared before the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad.

Abdul Razzak Khamosh was arrested from outside the Supreme Court while appearing before the court for the case.

According to Islamabad Police sources, the Sindh Police party had notified the local police which was assisting them in arresting the accused. Sources add that the Sindh Home Ministry had requested for assistance from the Islamabad Police to ensure that the accused is secured and does not escape from the scene.

Following his arrest the builder was taken to the Secretariat Police station for processing after which he will be handed over to the Sindh Police.

Earlier in the day the Supreme Court of Pakistan suspended the Sindh High Court order to seal and demolish the Moon Gardens residential complex in Karachi.

The apex court directed the residency builders to submit Rs100 million: Rs50 million in cash and the remaining with related documents along with a bank guarantee in the next 15 days.

The court has also issued orders that no further leases for property at Moon Gardens should be issued until the matter is settled, following which the hearing was adjourned.

The decision was issued after the builder accepted the residential facility had been erected in violation of the rules and regulations, saying the 200 families in the complex had no knowledge of the illegalities involved.

On September 29, the SHC directed the police and Sindh Building Control Authority to get the building vacated and demolished, only to suspend its order till November 18.

Subsequently, on November 11, the court ordered police to arrest the builder involved in the construction.

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