Illegal detention case: Two brothers recovered in raid on police station
KARACHI: A judicial magistrate raided the Nazimabad police station on Tuesday and recovered two brothers kept in the lock-up apparently in wrongful confinement.
On a directive of the district and sessions court (central), Judicial Magistrate Zahida Parveen carried out the raid along with applicant Kaleemuddin and his lawyer, found both the men in the lock-up and got them released on personal bonds.
The magistrate ordered the station house officer and other police officials to appear before the district and sessions court on Wednesday. The magistrate also directed the detainees and the applicant to ensure their presence in court on Wednesday morning. The magistrate will also file her report on Wednesday.
Court sources said that the magistrate found both the men in the lock-up of the Nazimabad police station and the police failed to produce any FIR against them or any other document to justify their detention at the police station.
The applicant had filed a habeas corpus application under Section 491 of the criminal procedure code in court stating that the police picked up his sons, Azharuddin and Mazharuddin, from their house in Nazimabad on May 15.
He alleged that the police were demanding a bribe for their release. The applicant contended that his sons had unlawfully been detained at the Nazimabad police station for the past two days and prayed to the court for their recovery.
After a preliminary hearing, District and Sessions Judge (central) Sofia Latif directed the magistrate to carry out a raid on the information provided by the applicant and recover the victim if found in wrongful confinement.