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.

VACCINATOR THRASHED: A vaccinator has got a case registered against a villager of Akramabad in Rahim Yar Khan for allegedly abusing the former during his duty. Health Department employee Ghulam Din who was deployed at Kot Mehdi Shah of tehsil Rahim Yar Khan as vaccinator complained the police that Inayatullah abused him while the former was discharging his duties. He also alleged that the accused had mistreated and jolted him out of the site where he was doing his job. “He threatened me with dire consequences,” he alleged.