SHC summons SSP Central in missing person case


KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has summoned the SSP Central to explain what efforts were made to locate a missing person who had been kidnapped during ethnic riots in 2011.

A division bench of SHC asked the Anti-Violent Crime Cell’s Inspector, who is investigating the case, to be present at the next hearing.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Aslam Khan Ghori seeking recovery of his son, Irfan Khan Ghori.

The petitioner had submitted that his son was kidnapped from Pak Colony on August 17, 2011, and despite the payment of a ransom amount, he was not released by the captors. He said the law enforcement agencies had been clueless on his whereabouts after lapse of more than three years.

Anti-Violent Crime Cell’s Inspector, Amjad Kalyar, filed a progress report in the court, submitting that some accused involved in the kidnapping of petitioner’s son had been rounded up and during interrogation they had made some confessions.

They admitted that they had kidnapped and killed Ghouri. However, they did not disclose where his body was dumped. Amjad said efforts were under way to arrest the absconding accused persons and locate the body.

However, the judges observed that the report submitted by the IO reflects that no substantial progress had been made in the case.

Meanwhile, the same bench directed the SSP East to make all-out efforts for recovery of a citizen, who was missing since December 2013.

The petitioner, Ghulam Qadir submitted that the Rangers personnel had taken away his son, Muhammad Aslam, from a hotel at Abul Hassan Isphani Road in December, 2013. Since then his whereabouts were unknown to his family.

He said that he approached the Rangers officers to seek information on the whereabouts of Aslam, but they refused to give any clue of the detainee.

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