Rawalpindi-Scores of armed goons of owner of an illegal private housing society on Tuesday have allegedly obtained forceful release of a director from police custody after Lahore High Court Rawalpindi Bench dismissed his bail in case lodged against him by a civic body.

The director of illegal Blue World City, who fled with armed goons, has been identified as Malik Nadim Ijaz. 

City Police Officer (CPO) Athar Ismail ordered SP Saddar Division to hold inquiry into the matter and submit its report within 24 hours.

Meanwhile, police started massive raids on all offices of Blue World City across the district besides arresting dozens of employees and filing cases against them. There are unconfirmed reports that Station House Officer (SHO) Police Station Chontra Mirza Asif allegedly helped Malik Nadim Ijaz in fleeing from court premises after bail was dismissed by the court.

According to sources, LHC Rawalpindi Bench Justice Sadaqat Ali took up a petition filed by Chaudhry Nadim Ijaz through his lawyer to obtain pre-arrest bail in a case number 50/21 under section B/1-34 of Punjab Development of City Act lodged by Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA). After completion of arguments of both parties, Justice Sadaqat Ali rejected pre-arrest bail plea of accused and ordered police to arrest him. However, Chontra police station SHO Mirza Asif could not arrest the accused and he fled from the scene in a private vehicle.

Eyewitnesses told The Nation that SHO PS Chontra Mirza Asif arrived in court without having handcuffs. Sources said Mirza Asif bundled Chauhdry Nadim Ijaz into private vehicle owned by Blue World City. They said the private vehicle drove accused out of court premises.

While, some cops present in court premises were claiming that SHO PS Chontra Mirza Asif was shifting accused in his vehicle when 70 armed guards of Blue World City intercepted him near Soan Bridge and obtained his forceful release.

SSP Operations Rai Mazhar, when contacted, confirmed that accused Chaudhry Nadim Ijaz fled from court premises after judge rejected his pre-arrest bail. He said police have arrested scores of employees of Blue World City besides filing cases against them with police stations Morgah and Airport. He said CPO has also launched an inquiry into incident.

On the other hand, a spokesman of Blue World City claimed that judge had not dismissed pre-arrest bail of Chaudhry Nadim Ijaz rather his lawyer had withdrawn bail application. 

Till the filing of this report, police were carrying out raids on the houses and offices of owners, directors and other employees of Blue World City across the district.