KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued notice to home secretary, provincial police chief, Rangers director general and other official respondents to file comments on the petitions seeking recovery of missing men said to be picked up by law enforcement agencies.
A SHC division bench has also sought comments from the federal and provincial law officers on the petitions till January 13.
The woman petitioner, Noureen Rehan submitted that her spouse, Mohammad Rehan, 47, was going fishing with his friends to Mauripur when personnel of law enforcement agencies, clad in plain clothes, intercepted them and took his spouse away on January 05. Since then there was no clue on his whereabouts.
She told the judges that she had gone to Mauripur police station to seek information about him but the police personnel refused to give any information. She requested the court to order law enforcement officers to produce her husband in court.
The petitioner, Akbar Khan stated that LEAs personnel picked up his son, Asim Khan on December 31 when he was offering Asar prayers in a mosque in North Nazimabad area. He added LEAs personnel did not give any information about his whereabouts when he approached them. His son was not involved in any criminal activity despite the fact he was kept in illegal detention, he said, while requesting the court to order law enforcers to produce him in court.
The petitioner Shoukat Ali submitted that his son Samad Ali was picked by Rangers personnel from Surjani Town on January 03 and did not disclose his whereabouts nor produce him in any court of law if he was involved in any criminal activity.
Another petitioner Riaz Ahmed told the judges that his grandson Fayyaz Ahmed had gone to attend the funeral ceremony of his relative at Dar-us-Salah Masjid Jacob Lines on January 05 when Rangers personnel arrested him.
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