SHC seeks comments from Rangers, police, govt in missing person case

Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday sought comments from Sindh’s Director General of Rangers, Inspector General of Police and home secretary on a petition seeking whereabouts of one Naimatullah Wahid, who has been missing since the 11th November 2016.

Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, who was heading the SHC bench was hearing the petition filed for the recovery of the man who went missing after allegedly being detained by the law enforcers.

Mohammad Ilyas, the brother of missing Naimatullah, submitted that on November 11, he received a call from his brother informing him that some police personnel forcibly entered his brother’s home in Manghopir area and started searching without disclosing the reason.

The petitioner added that during the searching, nothing was found illegal yet the law enforcers took his brother with them and told his wife that Naimatullah would be released after routine investigation. He informed the court that his brother neither returned home, nor he is traceable until now.

“We approached Manghopir police station to know the whereabouts of my brother but they expressed unwariness about him. We are not being informed about Naimatullah since the day of his arrest. The police may implicate him in false cases with malafide intentions,” the petitioner added.

Citing chiefs of Sindh’s Rangers and Police, home secretary and SHO of the concerned police station as the respondents, the petitioner prayed to the court to direct the respondents recover and produce the detainee before the court.

After the initial hearing, the bench issued notices to deputy attorney general, advocate general Sindh and respondents to file their comments on 19, January 2017.