Karachi: Man found ‘illegally’ detained at Shah Faisal police station
KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Monday raided the Shah Faisal Colony police station and recovered a man alleged to be kept there in wrongful confinement.
On directives of a district and sessions court, Judicial Magistrate (east) Malik Mohammad Akhtar carried out the raid on Monday evening, found Abinash in the police lock-up and got him released.
The magistrate ordered the station house officer and a duty officer of the Shah Faisal police station to appear before the district and sessions judge (east) on Tuesday and also directed the alleged detainee to attend the court.
Court sources said that the victim was apparently illegally confined to the police station for the past two days as the police failed to produce any FIR against him or any other document to justify his detention.
The magistrate got the captive released on a personal bond and directed the police officers to appear in court on Tuesday, they added.
The magistrate will submit his report on Tuesday before the district and sessions judge (east), who will decide the matter after hearing both sides.
A habeas corpus application was moved by the father of the detainee through his counsel under Section 491 of the criminal procedure code in court.
The applicant stated that the police picked up his son a couple of days back in Shah Faisal Colony and detained him at the police station.
He alleged that the police were demanding a bribe for the release of the victim, and prayed to the court for his recovery.
After a preliminary hearing, District and Sessions Judge (east) Sadiq Hussain Bhatti directed the judicial magistrate to carry out a raid and recover the victim if found in wrongful confinement.