SHC seeks police, Rangers’ replies in missing persons’ case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday sought replies from Rangers director general, police inspector general, home secretary and other officials on a petition seeking whereabouts of two men missing since November 2017.

A division bench was hearing a petition filed for the recovery of Shakeel Ahmed and Nadeem believed to have been picked by a law enforcement agency on Nov 20.

The family member of the missing persons approached the high court and submitted that both were picked up by the personnel of the Rangers but they had not been produced before the court. The petitioner said that family members of missing men didn’t know their whereabouts since the day of arrest, apprehending that they would be killed extra judicially.

The court was informed that the family members were going through severe mental agony in Shakeel and Nadeem’s absence, adding that they were trying their best to trace out the missing person since the day of his arrest but to no avail

Citing DG Rangers, IGP Sindh and home secretary as the respondents, the petitioner prayed the court to direct the respondents to produce the missing persons before the court.

After the initial hearing, the court issued notices to federal and provincial law officers and the respondents, directing them to submit their respective replies by March 01.