Missing person case: SHC seeks comments from top officials

December 9, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday sought comments from home secretary, SSP Malir and SHO Steel Town police station on the petition seeking whereabouts of a man, Khalilullah, who has been missing since 19th September 2015.

A SHC bench, headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, was seized with the hearing of the petition filed by Zafar Iqbal who moved the court against law enforcers for detaining his nephew.

The petitioner submitted that his nephew was at home on 19th September 2015 when the police personnel in civil dresses entered the home forcefully by breaking the main door. “After entering, the personnel started beating Khalilullah brutally and took him away with them,” he stated in the petition.

Zafar Iqbal also alleged that later the personnel came back to steal gold, cash amount and other valuable items. He submitted that the family approached Steel Town police station where police used abusive language against them. Later, the family members of Khalilullah went to SSP Malir’s office to know his whereabouts but they failed to get satisfactory answer, he submitted. The petitioner stated that the family is not being informed about Khalilullah’s whereabouts since 19th September.

Citing home secretary, SHO Steel Town police station and SSP District Malir as respondents, the petitioner prayed the court to direct the respondents to produce her nephew before the court.

The court directed the SHO to appear in the next hearing on 22nd December. It also issued notices to Attorney General and respondents to file their comments during the hearing.