BHC issues notices in Munir Mengal detention case
QUETTA: A division bench of the Balochistan High Court (BHC) has issued notices to the judge of anti-terrorism court-I Quetta, in-charge CID police, Quetta and officials concerned of the Balochistan home department for October 8 in a case relating to lodging of an FIR against Baloch Voice channel director Munir Ahmed Mengal.
The bench comprising Chief Justice Amanullah Khan Yasinzai and Justice Akhtar Zaman Malghani issued the notices after preliminary hearing of a petition filed by Munir Mengal through his counsel Jamilur Rehman advocate, submitting that the high court had declared his detention under Section 3 of MPO-1960 as illegal on Sept 10, but he was again detained under the same law.
The petitioner stated that the law-enforcement agencies were implicating him in false and fake cases and he has come to know that the CID police, Quetta, has lodged the FIR against him under sections 123-A, 124-A, 153-A, 109 and 505 of the PPC.
Besides, the CID police are not providing a copy of the FIR to his counsel.
He pleaded to the court to order officials concerned to quash the FIR and call record of the FIR from CID police and ATC-I Quetta and order officials concerned to release him.
Meanwhile, the bench adjourned the hearing of a case of illegal detention of a Dr Muhammad Hanif Bugti till October 29 after Deputy Attorney-General Chaudhry Mumtaz Yusuf sought time to seek information from various law-enforcement agencies about the detainee.
The bench was hearing a petition filed by Zaheer Elahi on December 9, 2005, submitting that his brother Dr Hanif Bugti, working as physiotherapist at the PPL Hospital in Sui, went missing on November 23, 2005. Fearing that the doctor was picked up some law-enforcement agencies, he prayed to the court to order the officials concerned to release him from the illegal detention. The bench also adjourned another detention case of a citizen Abdul Razaq till October 11.
Source: The News