SHC Demands Comments from Officials Against Illegal MQM Detainees
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday directed the home secretary, provincial police chief, director general of Rangers and others to submit their comments in petitions against illegal detention of workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and other people.
A two-judge bench headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto also expressed displeasure over the inaction on part of the authorities in furnishing comments on the missing persons’ cases.
It directed the provincial law officer to ensure filing of comments of the respondents by May 28 when the court would again take up these cases.
The bench took up the petition filed by Shugufta Parveen against the detention of her husband, Muhammad Aslam Kamal.
The petitioner submitted that a team of law-enforcers raided her house in Korangi on May 7 and took away her spouse.
She said that the family members of the detainee went to the area police station to inquire about the whereabouts of her husband, but the police officials feigned ignorance about the matter.
She said that later the family members approached the officials of paramilitary Rangers to know about the detainee, but to no avail as they also refused to give any information about her husband.
She said that her husband was not involved in any criminal case, still he was arrested and being kept in illegal custody.
The petitioner asked the court to direct the respondent authorities to produce her husband in court and also place on record details of criminal cases, if any, registered against the detainee.
Petitioner Rooma, wife of Sher Ali, submitted in her petition that her husband was whisked away by the personnel of law enforcement agencies on May 7 when he was going to work.
She also said that the police and law enforcement agencies personnel refused to give any details about her spouse.
She pleaded the court for the production of her detained husband.
One of the petitions was filed for the recovery of a young man, who was taken away by the paramilitary troops from his house in May after a raid.
The mother of the detainee, Syeda Jahan Ara Rizvi, stated in her petition that the whereabouts of her son, Syed Kazim Ali Rizvi, remained unknown since his arrest.
She said that family members made hectic efforts to ascertain the whereabouts of her son from the law-enforcers, but they plainly refused to disclose anything about the detainee.
The petitioner requested the court to direct the paramilitary troops to produce her son in court along with detail of case or cases, if any, registered against him.
Petitioner Samina submitted in her petition that the Rangers personnel picked up her husband, Shamshad Ali, in Ittehad Town on March 24 and since then his whereabouts were unknown.
She also complained that the family members contacted the area police and officers of the paramilitary troops to ascertain the whereabouts of her spouse, but to no avail.
The petitioner requested the court to direct the law-enforcers to produce her husband in court.
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