Islamabad: Missing doctor in police custody on terror allegations, IHC told
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday disposed of a petition filed for recovery of missing doctor Abdur Razzaq of Rawalpindi Railways hospital, after the government informed the court that he was arrested by the police for allegedly planning suicide attacks on Pakistan Day parade on March 23. Raja Muhammad Aleem Abbasi, standing counsel for the government, presented this information to a single bench of the IHC, consisting of Chief Justice (CJ) Sardar Muhammad Aslam, hearing the petition of Afzoona Kausar, wife of Dr Abdur Razzaq.
The CJ observed that the petitioner might approach Rawalpindi Anti Terrorism Court for remedy. Kausar, in her petition, said her husband had been missing since September 22, last year, when he was returning home from the Railways Hospital at about 2pm. Aleem Abaasi told the court that Dr Razzaq was among those nine people who were allegedly involved in murder of Pakistan Army Surgeon General Lt Gen Mushtaq Baig, bomb attacks on Italian restaurant, Danish Embassy and a suicide attack on a police party in Islamabad. Counsel for the petitioner termed it ‘drama’, saying his client was actually picked up by intelligence agencies.
On the last hearing, Aleem Abaasi had informed the court that the government had found some clues about whereabouts of the missing doctor. The petitioner stated that after her husband had gone missing, the family started receiving dubious calls at home and that strengthened the doubts that he might be picked up by security agencies. “My husband has never been involved in anything against the state or the law and if there are some allegations against him, he must be tried in an open court,” Kausar prayed before the court. The petitioner nominated the federation, Interior and Defense Ministries, inspector general of Islamabad police, deputy inspector general of police (Rawalpindi range), SHOs of Ganjmandi and Shalimar police stations as respondents.