Karachi: Woman who kidnapped son shows up in court
Karachi: A woman who allegedly kidnapped her teenage son and took him away to Dubai on forged documents surrendered on a probation violation charge on Monday and is to appear in the court of the judicial magistrate (South) to face the charges, according to the assistant public prosecutor.
Adil Ali Khan, finance manager in the fisheries, divorced his wife, Hareem, on January 26, 2008, after they developed differences. At the time of the breakup, their two sons, Fahd Ali, 14, and Ahad Ali, 9, were in the custody of the father.
Soon after the divorce, Hareem entered into wedlock with another man, Imtiaz, without fulfilling the stipulated time period of three months and a half after the divorce.
After three years, Hareem went to a tuition centre where, according to her, she was told that her son, Fahd, a Class 7 student, was missing. The father, on checking, was told by the authorities that an unknown caller had rung up the school principal and inquired about Fahd.
Later, it was found that Fahd’s maternal grandmother, Azmat, called the principal from her mobile phone on September 17, 2011, and asked to him to hand over her nephew to her as his father could not pick him due to his preoccupation.
Hareem allegedly prepared forged documents of her son, Fahd, showing him as Imtiaz’s son.
Khan, the father of the boy, later filed an application in the court, stating that his son had been kidnapped by his former wife. On the instruction of the court, the Defence police registered an FIR against Hareem’s parents and brother Saleem Imtiaz on September 18, 2011.
A police team, with the permission of the magistrate, raided Hareem’s parents’ house in Lahore on September 20 and arrested her father and brother. After a transit remand from a Lahore court the accused were brought to the City Courts in Karachi. Azmat, the grandmother of Fahd, was declared an absconder. As Fahd was forcibly flown to Dubai along with his mother, the Federal Investigation Agency became active.