Karachi: Policeman Summoned in missing person case
KARACHI: A division bench of the Sindh High Court issued a bailable warrant on Tuesday to ensure the presence of a police official in a case pertaining to a missing person.
According to petitioner Humeira Ali, her husband, Ali Mohammad, was picked up by law-enforcement personnel from his Gulshan-i-Iqbal residence on May 5, 2004. He was a religious scholar but was not associated with any outlawed militant outfit, she claimed. A case was registered by the Gulshan-i-Iqbal police following a high court direction on her habeas corpus petition. However, the investigation was soon closed as there was no evidence to support the allegations made in the FIR.
The petition came up before a division bench consisting of Justices Azizullah M. Memon and Arshad Noor Khan but the SHO of the Gulshan police station who had been directed to furnish the record of the investigations into the closed case failed to appear. Representing the petitioner, Advocate Chaudhry Mohammad Iqbal submitted that the respondent had failed to comply with the court orders and was evading the summons. He said the petitioner had named in her complaint the names of the police officials who arrested her husband and he wanted to ascertain from the record whether their statements were recorded.
The bench ordered that a warrant bailable in the sum of Rs50,000 should be issued to compel the respondent to appear on the next date in the first week of March.
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