January 21, 2022

SHC asks police to go Rangers HQ & seek information missing persons

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SHC asks police to go Rangers HQ & seek information missing persons

KARACHI, Jan 12,2022- Sindh High Court ordered Sindh police to go to Rangers Headquarters in Karachi to seek information on missing persons.

Justice Iqbal Kalhoro observed that relatives of missing persons are alleging that their loved ones were picked up by Rangers.

Investigating Officer told the court, “We have written letters and will write more”

“Don’t write a letter, go yourself and knock on the door of Rangers, court said and added, Don’t be afraid and go and ask who has taken it? Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro.

If the Rangers did not take away the civilians then who did it? Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar asked.

This is an even more dangerous situation if Rangers have taken someone else into custody, Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro said.

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Pakistan Penal Code allows police to go anywhere and investigate anyone, Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro remarked.

Rangers Prosecutor Habib Ahmed told the court that Rangers have submitted written reply in this missing persons case, no arrests have been made by them.

The court said, “What’s in the checking it? Investigating officer should go to and check the Rangers headquarters.

Going to Rangers headquarters of investigating officers will make a big difference, Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro observed.

We are giving fifteen days to investigate the missing the persons case and submit report in every possible way, Justice Mobin Lakho remarked.

Citizens Waqar Rehman, Shamshad Ali and others were detained by Rangers six years ago, the petitioner said.

The court also sought progress reports from other agencies.

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