SHC orders police to produce illegally detained man

September 26, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered DIGP South, Karachi to ensure recovery and production of allegedly detained son of a Baloch leader in the court.

Two-judge bench headed by Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh gave this direction while hearing a petition filed by Mahpara Baloch seeking recovery of his brother, Nabeel Ahmed, said to be arrested by law enforcement personnel.

The court warned DIGP South against disobedience of the order, saying in case detained citizen is not produced, he himself will appear with explanation.

The petitioner’s counsel submitted that Nabeel, son of Kachkol Baloch, the former provincial minister of Baluchistan, was picked up by law enforcement personnel on August 30. Since then his whereabouts have been unknown to his family.

He said that his family members approached the concerned police station to seek information about his whereabouts but police officials feigned ignorance about the incident. Counsel said that missing boy has nothing to do with the any political party or any illegal activity.

He apprehended that he might be killed in a fake encounter by law enforcers. Therefore, he pleaded to the court to order law enforcement officers to produce him in the court.

Hearing of case was adjourned till October 16.

Meanwhile, the same bench issued notice to interior secretary, home secretary, Rangers director general, IGP Sindh and other police officials in three separate petitions against alleged unlawful detention of the citizens by law enforcers.

The petitioner Safia Baloch, resident of Chappal Garden, Main Abul Hassan Ispahani Road, submitted that her spouse Syed Affan Ahmed was taken into custody by law enforcers on September 16 from the area and since then he was missing.

Another petitioner Shakeela Begum told the judges that her son Kashif Ali Khan was picked up from New Karachi on September 21. She said she approached the concerned police station but they did not disclose any information about his whereabouts.

A petitioner Mohammad Ashraf said that his nephew Kamran was arrested on August 20 outside his house near City Courts. He said that he registered complaint with the area police but they did not make any effort to recover him.

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