SHC gives notice to IGP in case of missing girl

Karachi: The Sindh High Court SHC on Tuesday issued notice to provincial police chief and other police officials in a petition seeking whereabouts of a missing girl.

The petitioner Imdad, father of a girl Fouzia, who had been missing since June 6, 2012, submitted that residents of building adjacent to his house had kidnapped her daughter with intention to commit rape. He said that he knew after some time that accused had shifted girl to Sargodha, Punjab. He went to Docks police station for their assistance to recover her daughter but police refused to provide any assistance.

He alleged that police demanded Rs200000 from him for tracing his missing daughter. Though, he submitted that after the court directions police started inquiry into matter and went to Sargodha, where they arrested the accused Ejaz who according to petitioner abducted her daughter. However, the missing girl could not be recovered.

He said that her daughter’s whereabouts were still unknown; adding accused during investigation has revealed that her daughter was shifted to Hunza. He prayed to court to direct the IG Sindh to recover her daughter.

A division bench headed by Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh issued notice to IGP Sindh and other police officials and directed the SSP concerned the to ensure the presence of investigation officer who had conducted inquiry into matter.

Hearing of case was adjourned to June 28.