Illegal detention: SHC repeats notice to top officials

July 15, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday repeated notice to home secretary, director general Rangers, provincial police chief and others on a petition seeking whereabouts of four persons illegally detained by paramilitary troops.

A division bench headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar was hearing a petition filed by Shah Nawaz Siddiqui and three others who have taken law enforcement agencies to the court against illegal detention of their relatives.

Petitioners submitted that Rangers personnel picked up Sarmad Ahmed Siddiqui, Mohammad Umer, Majid Khan and Abdul Hameed Khan from the office of Naseer Shah advocate near Tariq Road on July 7.

They submitted that they approached the police station concerned and Rangers officials but they were not disclosing any information about whereabouts of missing men. They requested the court to direct LEAs to produce the all detainees in the court.

Meanwhile, same bench issued notice to DG Rangers and IG Sindh to file comments on a petition of Farzana against illegal detention of her husband Muhammad Javed Baloch. The woman petitioner submitted that paramilitary forces took away her husband from Landhi area on July 13 when he was playing cricket with his friends and since then there was no clue to him.

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