KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday directed officials of Rangers and police to produce four missing persons, said to be, taken away by them during raids.
A division bench headed by Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh gave this direction while hearing four separate petitions seeking recovery of missing men.
The court also issued notice to official respondents – home secretary, Rangers director general, heads of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), and Military Intelligence (MI) and police officials to file their respective responses to the petition by November 6.
The petitioner, Rabia alleged that Rangers personnel took away her spouse, Ikramul Haq from his house in Faqir Colony, Orangi Town on October 14 and since then he was missing.
She claimed that law enforcers had kept her husband in illegal detention as they did not produce him in court of law, if he was involved in any criminal case. She expressed apprehension that her husband might be killed in a fake encounter by law enforcers and pleaded to the court to direct respondents to produce him in court.
Another petitioner, Fazal-ur-Rehman told the judges that his nephew, 27-year-old Ahmed Sharif was picked up by personnel of paramilitary force from his house in Lyari area and since then there was no clue to him.
The Petitioner, Mohammad Sharif alleged that Rangers personnel raided his house in Usmanabad, Garden and took away his son, Kashif, 28. He said law enforcers arrested him without any plausible reason and did not produce him in any court, if he was involved in any criminal activity. He said his son was kept in illegal detention by LEAs; therefore, he pleaded to the court to direct law enforcement officers to produce him in court.
The petitioner, Shahnawaz Siddiqui moved the court alleging that Crime Investigation Department (CID’s) officials at the instances of SP CID Raja Umar Khatab took away his brother, Sarmad Ahmed Siddiqui, and his driver on August 15 near Avari Tower. However, he said, his driver was released later by CID officials but whereabouts of his brother were still unknown.
The petitioner told the judges that his brother’s driver had told him that Sarmad was in custody of CID police.
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