SHC seeks Rangers, police comments in missing person cases

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday sought comments from Director General Rangers Sindh, Inspector General Sindh and home secretary on the petitions seeking whereabouts of three missing persons.

SHC bench headed by Justice Irfan Saadat was seized with the hearing of different petitions against law enforcers for illegally detaining Nihal Khan Baladi, Hameedullah and Mohammad Khurram.

According to the Wajiha, the petitioner and wife of missing Nihal, her husband was detained by the law enforcers on 31st January 2016 within the limits of Sachal police station and he is missing since then.

Musarrat Jahan, the mother of missing Khurram submitted that her son was sleeping at their house in Nazimabad No 2 when police entered forcefully and took him away. “The whereabouts of my son has not been traced out yet,” she added.

Salma, an another petitioner, submitted that her husband Hameedullah was picked up by the law enforcers on 24th January this year and his whereabouts are still unknown.

Citing DG Rangers Sindh, IGP Sindh, and home secretary as respondents, the petitioners prayed the court to direct the respondents to produce the detainees before the court.

After the initial hearing, the court issued notices to Attorney General and respondents to file their comments on the next hearing.