SADIQABAD - Four landlords have been booked for grabbing an Irrigation Department’s land covered with trees at village Daulatpur in tehsil Rahim Yar Khan.

The subdivisional officer (canal) sent a dispatch to the police, saying that landlords Nazir, Sharif, Ghulam Asghar and Shahnawaz had grabbed the land covered with dozens of trees, cut down them and cultivated the land. The SDO, accompanied by other personnel, paid a surprise visit to the area and found the illegal practice of the local landlords in the village.  He was of the view that the accused caused hundreds of thousands of rupees loss to the government exchequer, whereupon the police registered a case against the four growers.