Karachi: Neglect of court orders lands jailor in trouble
KARACHI: The continued failure to fix responsibility in a murder case landed a jailor in trouble as a High Court of Sindh (SHC) bench issued Tuesday a show-cause notice to him for May 6.
The bench, comprising Chief Justice Muhammad Afzal Soomro and Justice Abdul Rahman Faruq Pirzada, heard a constitutional petition, filed by Abdul Rasheed.
The petitioner, citing DPO East, TPO Gulistan-e-Johar and the SHO and investigation in-charge of Gulistan-e-Johar police station, maintained that on May 9, 2007, the police took away his son, Adnan, and booked him in a false and fabricated murder case. The police demanded Rs 0.5 million to let him off the hook, he maintained, adding that when he refused to give them the bribe, his son was tortured mercilessly.
The petitioner maintained that the court ordered medical treatment of the accused, but was never provided to him despite repeated orders of the court. The petitioner prayed the court to take notice of this neglect of court orders by the jail authorities.
The bench, after hearing the sides, directed the jail superintendent to show cause over why the orders of the court were not implemented. The bench put off further proceedings to May 6.