Lahore: SHO told to register abduction of lawyer’s sons
LAHORE: Justice Mian Muhammad Najumuz Zaman of the Lahore High Court on Thursday directed the Mozang station house officer (SHO) to register an abduction case of two sons of a lawyer, and submit a report before the court within 15 days.
The judge issued the direction while holding suo moto proceedings initiated by LHC Chief Justice Sayed Zahid Hussain on a news report. The judge directed the SHO to lodge a first information report (FIR) according to the statements of the victims. He also said that Sub-inspector Abrar Shah, who was allegedly responsible for the incident, was uninvolved.
On Wednesday, the judge recorded statements of Muhammad Usman and Muhammad Hassnain Umar, sons of Advocate Nazeer Ahmed, and exempted CIA Sub-inspector Abrar Shah from appearance before the court. On the court order, the reporter who had filed the report of the alleged incident also appeared before the court and proved authenticity of his story.
According to the news report, 24 policemen ‘lifted’ Umar and Usman from the LHC’s gate. After two hours of illegal detention, the police released them and told them to stop Advocate Ahmed from pursuing a case, the report said. It said that Advocate Ahmed was pursuing a case before the LHC filed by Muhammad Haneef seeking custody of his daughter-in-law from her father Rana Akram. The LHC had already sent the girl to Darul Amaan.