Lahore: 2 citizens freed from illegal custody
LAHORE: District and Sessions Judge Syed Nasir Ali Shah on Wednesday set two citizens at liberty after getting them recovered from the illegal custody of Ghaziabad police station. The recovery orders were issued by the district and sessions judge on a habeas corpus petition filed by the detenue’s relative Azmat Ali, alleging that Ghaziabad police had been keeping his four cousins in their illegal custody for the last few days. He further stated in his petition that his cousins namely Muhammad Jamil, Muhammad Sabir, Sadiq and Asif were not required by the police in any criminal case and SHO Ghaziabad police station kept them in their custody to take bribe.
He prayed before the court a bailiff may be deputed for the recovery of his cousins.
The court bailiff raided at Ghaziabad police station where the detainees were present in the investigation lock-up and they were not handcuffed.
The court bailiff submitted in his report before the court that no case was registered against Jamil and Sadiq while a case of bike theft was registered against Sabir and Asif.
Later, the judge in the light of bailiff report acquitted Jamil and Sadiq and directed SSP Investigation to make inquiry against the responsible police officers and submit his report within fourteen days in the court.