Karachi: SHC quashes abduct case against husband
KARACHI: As reported by the Dawn News on Tuesday, the Sindh High Court on Monday quashed a kidnapping case against a man who had married his cousin without the consent of the woman’s family.
Petitioner Karima, 20, represented by advocate Tariq Bugti, approached the court seeking protection for her and her husband and quashment of the kidnap case against her husband, Mohammed Hasan, a labourer, lodged by her father.
The couple, hailing from Shikarpur, married on Aug 19 this year and later the woman obtained a free-will certificate from a magisterial court.
However, the woman’s father, Maulvi Lutfullah, lodged an FIR against Mohammed Hasan and his two relatives — Mohammed Saleh and Ghulam Hussain.
The two relatives were arrested by the police and later they were released on bail.
A division bench headed by Justice Sajjad Ali Shah ordered the quashment of the case against Mohammed Hasan after the woman stated in the court that she was never kidnapped and that she had married Hasan on her own free will.
Another division bench headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed directed police to recover a taxi driver who had been missing since August 2009 and submit a report within two weeks.
Petitioner Salma Iqbal approached the court against the disappearance of her father Mohammed Iqbal.
She alleged that some people were running a gambling den near her house in Shah Faisal Colony.
She submitted that the den operators beat her father and other family members when they were asked to stop their illegal activities in the vicinity. She submitted that her father had been missing since August 2009.