KARACHI:Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday summoned Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh personally on a plea filed against the detention of former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain in 2015 by the Pakistan Rangers.
The court heard the petition filed by Dr Zareen, wife of Dr Asim Hussain, which said that Dr Asim’s arrest by the Rangers was illegal. It challenged the Ranger’s law keeping the accused in custody for three months. The court sought explanation from IGP for not submitting a reply in this regard.
The court asked did Sindh government and IGP Sindh submitted their replies? Additional Advocate General (AAG) requested more time for submitting reply.
The court expressed annoyance at police and Sindh government and remarked that why they were not submitting the reply?
‘’Which kind of material was with Rangers on which the accused was kept in custody for 90 days,’’ the court asked, adding that applicant also want to know about the realities.
Rangers prosecutor Sajid Mahboob told the court Rangers had submitted its reply a year ago. ‘’Dr Asim Hussain’s arrest will be described in detail in reply,’’ he said.
The court also directed the Sindh government and IGP to submit their reply.
The petitioner stated that Rangers had detained Dr Asim in 2015 for 90-days. She pleaded the court that 90-days of detention be declared illegal.
The court, later, adjourned the hearing till 2 April.