Govt ordered to form JIT in missing person case

August 10, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday directed home secretary to constitute a joint investigation team (JIT) to investigate the case of a missing man said to be detained by paramilitary forces.

A division bench headed Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh gave this direction while hearing a petition filed by Faiz Mohammad, who sought recovery of his 40-year father Minhajuddin. The petitioner said that his father was arrested from home in Sherpao colony, Landhi Town by the Rangers troops on April 19, 2013 and since then he was missing.

The petitioner said that he had approached the higher officers of Rangers and police department to get his father released but to no avail.

While expressing displeasure over the failure of law enforcers to recover missing man, the two-judge bench observed that alleged detainee was missing since April 2013 but till date except formal reports no progress had been made by law enforcement agencies as even home secretary did not constitute JIT to probe the matter.

It therefore directed home secretary to constitute JIT over the alleged detention of missing petitioner’s father and submit a report in court before August 25.

Meanwhile, the same bench directed home secretary, IG Sindh, Rangers director general and SSP Matiyari to file comments on a petition of missing men allegedly arrested by law enforcers from Matiyari district.

The petitioner Sultana said that his son, Akbar Zaman Shah, with his friend was travelling to Karachi from Rawalpindi via bus on June 18, 2014 when they were intercepted by Rangers and police troops at Matiyari district. She said that law enforcers got them out of the vehicle and took away and since then there was no clue to them. The petitioner requested the court to order law enforcers to produce them in the court.

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