SHC adjourns illegal detention case against CTD officials

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday put off the hearing of case filed against Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officials for allegedly lodging fake cases against the innocent citizens and keeping them in illegal detention.

A division bench was hearing the petition filed by three citizens Syed Waqas Hussain, Aziz Gul and Khanzada who informed the court that were kept in illegal detention by the CTD. They submitted that the Magistrate had recovered all of them in raid conducted on the directives of the Sessions Court.

“Instead of releasing, the CTD had registered fake cases on terrorism charges against us and got all of us remanded,” they added. The court was requested to pass strict orders against CTD officials for acting unlawfully.

The hearing was put off till February 06 when the prosecution sought time to submit its reply.

In the previous hearing, the SHC had ordered departmental action against delinquent CTD officials for keeping the citizens unlawfully. It had also sought a report from the provincial police chief regarding the action taken against them.