Karachi: Two in ‘illegal’ police custody released
KARACHI: A judicial magistrate in separate raids on a police station and a police post found two men in wrongful confinement of police and got both of them released on Thursday. On a directive of a district and sessions court, Judicial Magistrate (west) Afzal Roshan conducted the raids on the Ahmedpur post of the Pirabad police station and the Manghopir police station and got the detainees, Mohammad Ahmed and Abid, released on personal bonds.
The magistrate also directed the station house officers of both the police stations and the official in charge of the Ahmedpur police post to appear in court on Friday. Court sources said that the magistrate found the victims in the lockups of the Ahmedpur post of the Pirabad police station and the Manghopir police station and got the detainees freed when the police failed to produce any FIR against them or other evidence to justify their detention. They said the magistrate would submit his report in the district and sessions court on Friday. Earlier, in an application moved under Section 491 of the criminal procedure code in the district and sessions court, Mohammad Razi stated that the police picked up his relative, Mohammad Ahmed, a couple of days ago and detained him at the Ahmedpur post located near Kati Pahari. He alleged that the victim had unlawfully been detained by the police who were demanding bribes for his release. He prayed to the court for the recovery of the detainee. Another applicant, in his petition, also alleged that police arrested his relative, Abid, and wrongfully confined him at the Manghopir police station. After a preliminary hearing, the district and sessions judge directed the judicial magistrate to conduct the raids on the information by the applicants and have the victims released if found in wrongful confinement.
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