SHC seeks comments from DG rangers in missing person petitions

Karachi: The Sindh High Court SHC on Tuesday directed Director General of Rangers Sindh to file comments in three separate petitions of missing men allegedly picked by the agencies during raids in different parts of the city.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam issued notices to the home secretary, provincial police chief, director general of Rangers and other officials in three separate petitions of ‘missing persons’ and adjourned the hearing to 25 April.

Petitioner Zafar Ahmed submitted that his 35yearold nephew, Asad Ahsan, was picked up on April 10 from his residence in Jubilee Garden area and his whereabouts were still unknown.

Another, petitioner Tasleem Begum stated that his 28yearold son Manzoor Aziz was picked up on April 10 by the Rangers officials from Jubilee Garden, who has shifted him to unknown place.

Petitioner Muhammad Faizan Malik stated that his brother 23yearold Muhammad Asad Malik was taken away by Rangers on April 10 during a raid at their house. He said that he had approached the Nabi Bux police station for lodging an FIR in this regard, but the officials refused to do so.

The petitioners prayed to the court to direct the respondent officials to produce the missing persons in court.