Missing man recovery issue: SHC asks why Nazimabad police did not take action

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the head of Nazimabad police station to appear before it and submit explanation as to why he did not take to action to recover missing man when he knew that a person was picked up from Nazimabad area.

A division bench of SHC, headed by Justice Nadeem Akhtar, was seized with the hearing of petition filed by Parveen Fatima, who sought whereabouts of her missing son, allegedly picked up by the police on May 19.

During the last hearing of the case, SHO Nazimabad police station was directed to record the statement of petitioner in order to ascertain whether missing man had returned home, after one of police officers posted at Nazimabad stated before the court that missing man has returned.

Sub inspector Sheeraz appeared on behalf of SHO Nazimabad and told the two-judge bench that police was not aware whether the missing man had returned home. He said that they were informed that a person was picked up from Block-E of Nazimabad. To query, he admitted that police did not take any action to recover missing.

Expressing displeasure over such attitude of police and dereliction on part of police, the bench directed SHO Nazimabad to appear before it along with explanation as to why he did not take any action to recover missing man when he knew that a person was picked up from jurisdiction of Nazimabad area.