SHC seeks record of internment centers, detainees

August 11, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed on Tuesday secretary interior ministry to place on record the list of internment centers and detainees kept there within ten days. The direction came on a petition filed by Khanzada Khan seeking whereabouts of his son Adnan Amin along with his friend Bilal, Baildar of the Frontier Constabulary. The petitioner’s lawyer said that alleged detainees were picked up by Sachal Rangers on October 30, 2012 and since then they were missing.

He said that he had approached the concerned police and Ranger officials but to no avail. Earlier, the bench had directed federal law officer to seek information from federal government regarding alleged detainees and inform it whether they were kept in any internment centre.

During hearing on Tuesday, Salman Talibuddin, additional attorney general of Pakistan, submitted that concerned quarters were communicated the directives of the court but till date no response was made.

The two-judge bench headed by Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh observed that the number of petitions since many years was pending due to inaction on part of federal government. The court ordered, “We deem it proper to direct secretary interior ministry to ensure that complete list of interment centers and detainees is placed on record within ten day and upon failure appropriate orders shall be passed”.

Hearing of case was adjourned by August 26.

Meanwhile the same bench while hearing another petition issued notice to SSP Korangi district to appear before it and apprise the court of progress made by him in tracing out missing man allegedly kept in illegal confinement by officials of KIA police station.

The petitioner, Irshad Mai had gone to the court seeking recovery of her son Mohammad Irfan, said to be taken captive by KIA police. The woman petitioner alleged that ASI Ahmed Bux posted at KIA police station broke into her house along with other persons and took away his son, ornaments and RS30000 cash.

She said that when she went to KIA police station to inquire his whereabouts, she was informed that her son was booked in a rape case and could not be released.

She requested court to order police officials to release her son as he was kept in illegal detention.

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