Karachi: Police told to produce ‘missing’ ex-nazim
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday issued notices to the police and jail authorities in a petition seeking whereabouts of a former union council nazim of Kalakot. A division bench headed by Justice Muhammed Athar Saeed put off the hearing to July 4 directing the respondents to produce the alleged missing man.
Petitioner Nazia Bibi, wife of Abdur Rauf Baloch, approached the court against the alleged detention of her husband by the personnel of law-enforcement agencies in plain clothes.
She impleaded the provincial and city police chiefs, the prisons’ chief and his deputy, the superintendent of the Central Prison Karachi and the SSPs of the CID and Special Investigation Unit as respondents.
The petitioner, represented by Advocate Nazir Ahmed, submitted that her husband was released on bail from jail on June 18 after being imprisoned for 10 months in “false cases”.
However, she stated, plain-clothes personnel, who came in a white Land Cruiser, picked her husband as he was released from the jail at around 6.30pm and took him away.
The woman submitted that she approached the prison and police authorities to ascertain her husband’s whereabouts, but to no avail.
She prayed to the court to direct the respondents to produce her husband in court. The petitioner also sought protection for her husband.