Karachi: 2 shot dead as police deal with land mafia in Baldia
KARACHI: As reported by the Express Trubune, the first major operation against nesters on government land, in which police had gone to kick off encroachers who had taken over 174 out of 450 acres of land reserved for the cottage industry in Baldia Town, ended badly on Thursday after two men allegedly associated with the land mafia, identified as Habib Noor, and Fareedullah Mumtaz (28), were killed in crossfire with the police. The land was occupied by two land grabbers, Sher Khan Mehsud and Gul Zaman Mehsud, said Farman SHO Mochko.
There are four FIRs lodged against these illegal occupations at Mochko Police Station. Two people were arrested and around 400 acres were freed on Wednesday in Gadap Town by a joint team of the revenue department and the police.