Karachi: Man retrieved from illegal police detention
KARACHI: According to the Dawn News, a judicial magistrate on Friday raided the PIB Colony police station and recovered a man from unlawful police custody. Judicial Magistrate Abdul Hafeez Maitlo got the detainee, Mohammad Sabir, released on personal bond of Rs5,000, as the police failed to justify his detention.
The magistrate also ordered the SHO and the duty officer of the PIB Colony police station to appear before Additional District and Sessions Judge (east) Sanaullah Ghory on Saturday. A court official, who accompanied the raiding team, told Dawn that the detainee was found in the police lock-up.
He said that the police officials concerned failed to produce any FIR or an entry in the daily diary of the police station regarding his arrest or detention. Therefore, the magistrate released him on personal bond.
The magistrate would submit his report to the sessions court on Saturday (today). Nasreen Begum filed a habeas corpus application under Section 491 of the criminal procedure code in court stating that the police called her son Mohammad Sabir at the police station on Oct 7 and detained him.
The applicant said that the police demanded a bribe for the release of her son and warned the family of dire consequences if the demand was met.
She maintained that her son was unlawfully detained at the police station since Thursday and prayed to the court for his recovery. After a preliminary hearing, the additional district and sessions judge (east) directed the magistrate to carry out a raid on the information provided by the applicant and recover the victim if found in wrongful confinement.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.