MISSING PERSONS CASE: SHC SEEKS REPORT FROM HOME DEPT, RANGERS
KARACHI (Channel 9 News) – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday sought a report from the Sindh home department, the rangers, police and other institutions as Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto heard a case pertaining to the recovery of over 70 missing persons.
While hearing a case pertaining, the SHC also summoned the heads of the joint investigation teams (JITs), provincial task forces and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) director.
“Unfortunately, police has failed to trace missing persons. Families of the missing persons are grieving and crying in courts, but police does not even sympathise with them,” Justice Phulpoto remarked, during the hearing.
The justice also remarked that investigation officer Aftab Alam should be sent to jail for not implementing orders. “We had ordered that cooperation be sought from the print and electronic media on the missing persons matter.”
When the bench inquired about the advertisements in this regard, the investigation officer sought time to air them.
Seeking the complete record of the travel history of missing people and detention centres, the court sought a report from police, Rangers, the Sindh Home Department and other institutions.
Missing Persons Case: SHC declares all police reports fabricated
Earlier, the SHC has declared all the report submitted by the police regarding missing persons fabricated.
The Sindh High Court (SHC) resumed the hearing for the recovery of 140 missing people.
During the proceedings, the court summoned the Sindh IGP on January 19 after he failed to implement court orders relating to the recovery of Muhammad Faisal who has been missing for the last five years.
The court remarked that the police do not seem to be making serious efforts to recover missing persons’.
The court further remarked that the number of missing people are increasing day by day and the police and principal task force should jointly ensure the recovery of the citizens.