Ex-CM wife: notice to CCPO in habeas plea
LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge on Thursday issued notices to Lahore capital city police officer and Race Course station house officer on a habeas corpus petition for the recovery of Ms Zeba Khan alias Sapna Khan from alleged illegal custody of her husband, former Punjab chief minister Sardar Dost Muhammad Khosa.
Judge Malik Mobeen Ahmad directed the CCPO and the SHO to file a report by July 16. Lawyer Azhar Siddique filed the petition on the basis of a news item published in an Urdu daily. The petitioner said the news was not contradicted, therefore, could be used as evidence.
The petitioner said Ms Sapna was beaten up by Mr. Khosa and his friends outside his GOR-I residence.
He said they also snatched her minor daughter and shifted her to some unknown place. He said police was approached to take action but to no avail.
Advocate Siddique said whether there was any family dispute or not, the life and liberty of every citizen had to be protected, and asked the court to order police to recover Ms. Sapna along with her daughter and produce them before the court.
He also prayed that after recovery and production of the alleged detainee before the court, police be directed to register a case against persons involved in her abduction.
Earlier, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court took up the same petition and directed the petitioner to approach sessions court first for relief.