Missing Persons: SHC orders setting up joint investigation team
By: Asghar Azad
KARACHI: A division bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday ordered setting up a joint investigation team headed by Deputy Inspector General, Sukkur to recover a man who disappeared in Moro about a year ago.
The bench of the SHC comprising Justice Hassan Azhar Rizvi and Justice Salahuddin Panhwar was hearing a constitutional petition filed by Malee Khatoon, mother of missing man, Abdul Waheed Nusrani.
She made the federal and provincial governments, Inspector General Sindh Police, Sindh Home Secretary and Senior Superintendent of Police Naushehro Feroze, her respondents.
Malee submitted that her son along with four other cattle ranchers – Mohammad Ilyas Khoso, Ghulam Nabi Sheikh, Tufail Ahmad and Ghous Bukhsh was abducted on his way to Kandhkot.
The men disappeared in Naushehro Feroze on November 2, 2011 while on their way back after selling sacrificial animals in Karachi. The Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Allan Abbasi is alleged to have detained and kept them at different private places.
Malee stated that a couple of detainees later released told her that an ASI held them before being handed over to DSP Abbasi. “The police finally registered an FIR against released men under Anti-Narcotics Act, claiming to have recovered 200 grammes hashish from their possession,” she informed the court.
Malee prayed to the court to order urgent recovery of her son besides taking action against the officials involved according to the law.