RAWALPINDI - Anti-Corruption Court Judge Chaudhry Ameer Hussain on Tuesday summoned SSP Islamabad for violating court orders regarding arrest of real estate tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain in a land scam.

The judge issued show cause notice to SSP Islamabad Malik Yousaf ordering him to appear before the court on July 23 to explain as to why the officials of Anti-Corruption Establishment and Rawalpindi police were halted from handcuffing Malik Riaz, an accused in illegal transfer of 1401 kanals of land, arrest warrants of whom issued by the trial court.

AC Court Special Judge Chaudhry Ameer Hussain sought the explanation of the SSP Islamabad after ACE Circle Officer Tanveer Shahzad submitted a report that he along with police officials of Civil Lines had gone to Police Station (PS) Abpara on June 23 seeking help to nab Malik Riaz residing in G-6 sector. However, the Islamabad police instead of obeying the court orders detained the raiding party from Rawalpindi and later escorted them out of the federal capital, the court was informed.

Meanwhile, the court issued fresh arrest warrants for Behria Town owner Malik Riaz, his son Malik Ahmed Ali Riaz and other accused in the case of transfer of land scam in their names using forged documents and fake identities.

The special court issued fresh warrants of arrest for the accused after the Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi Bench cleared that there was not stay order regarding court proceedings in a pending petition filed by ACE challenging the order of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman asking for taking over of the investigation of the case.  The Behria Town owners along with some revenue officials of Punjab were being tried for transferring 1401 kanal land in their name in the area of Malikpur Azizal Rawat in 2009.

The court, later, cancelled the mutations when it was revealed that many land owners had died before transferring their land to the Behria Town.