SHC summons SIU official in illegal detention case
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday sought a report from the police regarding efforts for the recovery of a young man said to be facing illegal detention at the CIA Centre in Saddar.
The court directed Sub-Inspector Munir Ahmed of the Special Investigation Unit to personally appear with a report on efforts regarding recovery of the young man.
Suleman and his wife, Sarwat, moved the court seeking the whereabouts of their son, Dawood, who was allegedly whisked away by policemen in plain clothes at the behest of Dawood’s maternal uncle.
They impleaded the Sindh Home Secretary, the provincial police officer, the DIG Investigation, the TPO Baldia, the SHO Saeedabad and Sarwat’s younger brother Kamran Akhtar as respondents.
They stated that Kamran Akhtar, a former Nazim of Baldia Town, with his aides Shabnam Shakoor, Adnan Akhtar and Khurrum Akhtar came to their house on April 2 and alleged that Dawood had embezzled Rs240,000 from his pharmacy.
They stated that they left the house hurling threats of dire consequences, and their son was taken away by four to five plainclothes policemen of CIA Centre Saddar.
Sarwat visited her son at the CIA Centre where she paid Rs30,000 and was made to sign an agreement about the sale of her property to Adnan Akhtar.
Suleman, who works in Saudi Arabia, submitted on his return recently that he learnt about the detention of his son and went to the Saeedabad police station, but officials refused to entertain his complaint.
The SHC division bench directed the SI to appear in court with all information as to what steps had been taken after the report was lodged regarding recovery of Dawood. The hearing was adjourned to a date in office.