Peshawar court directs DPO to recover girl abducted by police
PESHAWAR, April 5: The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday directed the district police officer (DPO) of Karak to recover a teenaged girl allegedly taken away by the local police and later handed over to an army official.
A two-member bench comprising Justice Dost Muhammad Khan and Justice Yahya Afridi directed the DPO to contact the station commander at Quetta, where the said official Naseebullah Khan, has been posted, and also send a senior police official there so as to trace the girl, Uzma Ayub.
Ms Bilqees, the girl`s mother, has alleged that her 16-year-old daughter, Uzma Ayub, a student of ninth class, was kidnapped by police officials including SHO Pir Mohsin Shah, sub-inspector Hakeem Khan and Amir Muhammad in an illegal raid on her house. She had sent an application to Chief Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan who converted it into a writ petition around two months ago.
The DPO, Sajid Khan Mohmand, appeared before the court and contended that on the complaint of the female the police had registered an FIR at the concerned Takht-i-Nusrati police station in Karak on Sept 25.
He stated that they had raided several places but could not recover the girl. He added that four persons earlier charged by the complainant were granted bail by a local court.
A brother of the alleged kidnapped girl, Alamzeb Khan, stated that they had learnt that his sister was taken to Quetta by an army personnel, Naseebullah Khan. He stated that although they had named him but the local police did not arrest him. He stated that the local police had also implicated him in different cases.
The DPO stated that the complainant had not charged the said person in her initial statement.
The bench directed the DPO to record supplementary statement of the complainant and make efforts for recovery of the girl.