Karachi: Magistrate gets man freed from illegal detention
Karachi: The incharge of the Crime Investigation Cell of the SITE police station was ordered on Monday to appear before the district and session judge (West) on Tuesday to explain why a person was kept in the lock-up without any charge.
The orders were issued by Judicial Magistrate (West) Afzal Roshan after he, along with some judicial staff, raided the CIC SITE police station on Monday to recover a person being detained in the lock-up for no reasons.
Shahina had filed a petition under Section 491 (habeas corpus) of the Criminal Procedure Code in the court of District and Sessions Judge (West) Qamruddin Bohra, praying that her son, Azad, was picked up by the Crime Investigation Cell and being detained in the lock-up.
In her petition, she stated that the officials of the CIC had illegally detained her son and were demanding a bribe for his release.
The judge had directed the JM (West) to conduct a raid and give a report to the court.
When the magistrate raided the cell he found Azad in the lock-up. He also checked the daily dairy where his name had not been entered.
He asked the incharge why he was being kept without being nominated in any case. The incharge, however, did not give a satisfactory answer.
The magistrate, using his powers, got the person released and directed the incharge to appear in the court on Tuesday to explain the illegal detention.
Meanwhile, the same court remanded two persons reportedly belonging to a defunct organisation in police custody till November 3. Mohammad Zada and Asadullah were produced in the court on the charge of possessing illicit weapons.
The court also sent Mohammad Abdul Ghaffar to jail reportedly having links with a political party for possessing arms and ammunition.