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#Intimidation: Head of British victim's charity accused of threatening Pakistani villagers over land dispute

Javed Khan, Chief Executive of Victim Support, is reported to have travelled to the village of Haveli Baghal in north western Pakistan with several men armed with assault rifles and threatened villagers there.

The head of a British Government-funded charity that helps victims of crime has been accused of behaving like a criminal himself over a long-running land dispute in his native Pakistan.

Javed Khan, Chief Executive of Victim Support, is reported to have travelled to the village of Haveli Baghal in north western Pakistan with several men armed with assault rifles and threatened villagers there.

According to one witness, the group began using a bulldozer to tear down a boundary wall that Mr Khan's family says encroaches on their land.  The witness said shots were fire in the air after one elderly woman tried to stop them from breaking down a contested wall built on the disputed land.

Local police officials later became involved to resolve the row and a contempt of court notice was issued to Mr Khan as the land dispute is already before a civil court.

Inspector Khawaja Qayyum said a new wall had been erected after the dispute was "resolved" and that police were investigating claims made by both sides that weapons had been brandished and fired.

Some villagers however, allege that police officers had protected Mr Khan and his men as they rebuilt the new wall along the lines he wanted.

50-year-old Mr Khan is widely considered one of the most influential British Muslims and has headed Victim Support, a charity that helps more than 1.5 million victims and witnesses every year and receives some £40 million in government funding.

Prior to his role at Victim Suppor, Mr Khan held a number of senior positions at other charitable and community organizations and will take over as chief executive of the children's charity Barnado's in May.

Like scores of others his family left Pakistan's famous Mirpur district - where the village of Haveli Baghal is located - when Mr Khan was a little boy and settled in Britain. 

His brother is understood to have visited Haveli Bagal last summer regarding the contested plot.  Afterwards, villagers took action in a civil court and it is understood summons were served on the brothers.

Mr Khan refused to comment this weekend, although he admitted to being in the village.

A Victim Support spokesman told the Daily Mail that Mr Khan was in Pakistan in a personal capacity, adding: "We are making inquiries into local media reports but cannot comment further at this time."

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