SHC seeks report from LEAs in missing persons case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed director general Rangers and officials of other law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to submit their reports in two separate petitions of missing men allegedly detained by paramilitary force.

Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, who headed a division bench of SHC, gave this direction while hearing petitions seeking whereabouts of missing men.

The bench issued notice to home secretary, director general Rangers, provincial police chief and other officials to submit their respective replies on petitions by July 10.

The petitioner, Muhammad Ajmal, submitted that his brother Qari Muhammad Akbar was picked up by Rangers personnel from his house near Jamaia Masjid Khulfa-e-Rashideen, Yousuf Khan Sahab Goth on June 17 and since then he was missing.

Ajmal stated that he had approached LEAs including Rangers officials but there was no clue to him as they showed unawareness about missing brother. He requested court to directed LEAs to recover his brother and produce him before court.

After initial hearing, the bench directed LEAs to submit their reports on whether petitioner’s brother was required in any criminal case.

Another petitioner Rukhsana said that Rangers personnel took away her husband Irshad from house in Garden area on June 23 and since then he was been missing. She pleaded the court to direct LEAs to trace out her husband and produce him before the court.

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