Engineering student's disappearance case SHC issues notice to spy, law enforcement agencies Chief
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KARACHI (PPI): Sindh High Court Friday issued notice to Sindh Home Secretary, Director Generals of Military Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau, Pakistan Rangers Sindh, Provincial Police Chief, In-charge Crime Investigation Department, DIG Investigation & Station House Officer of Steel Town police station, in case pertaining to disappearance of electric engineering's student from Karachi.
A division bench, comprising Chief Justice Mushir Alam & Justice Syed Hasan Azhar Rizvi, also issued notice to Deputy Attorney General & Advocate General Sindh to file comments within two weeks. Petitioner Nafeed Ahmed Qidwani approached court to seek whereabouts of his son Azib Imtiaz Qidwai, missing since April 2, 2011. He impleaded Sindh Home Secretary, Director Generals of MI, IB, Pakistan Rangers Sindh, Provincial Police Chief, In-charge Crime Investigation Department, DIG Investigation & Station House Officer of Quaidabad police station Karachi, as respondents.
His counsel Muhammad Javaid submitted petitioner's son Azib Qidwai, student of Electric Engineering in 8th semester at Usman Institute of Technology of Hamdard University, Karachi. Azib went to mosque to offer Fajar prayer on April 2, 2011, when unidentified armed persons came there in Datsum vehicle and took him away.
Counsel stated petitioner lodged report at concerned Steel Town police station, Karachi, vide Roznamcha Entry No. 29 on same day. Since, then he was visiting police station & offices of law enforcement agencies, but whereabouts of detenue were yet to be found.
He alleged petitioner's son was unlawfully taken into custody by law enforcement agencies despite fact that he had no affiliation with any political or religious party in violation of Article 9 of Constitution. He prayed to order official respondents to produce detenue & restrain them from falsely implicating him in any case of terrorist. SHC division bench after initial hearing ordered office: "Issue notice to respondents, learned Advocate General Sindh and Deputy Attorney General. To come up after one week."
SHC: Interior Ministry warned of cost imposition for placing citizens on ECL without information: Sindh High Court Friday ordered cost will be imposed on Federal Interior Ministry for abdicating performance of public duty, if name of anyone was placed on Exit Control List without communicating him in advance.
A division bench, comprising Chief Justice Mushir Alam & Justice Syed Hasan Azhar Rizvi, passed this order on petition filed by two industrialists, who challenged placement of their names on ECL by Interior Ministry allegedly without prior imtimation.
Petitioners Zakir Ibrahim Dadabhoy & Shakir Ibrahim Dadabhoy approached SHC, seeking removal of their names from Exit Control List by Federal Interior Ministry. They impleaded Secretary Federal Interior Ministry, Director General Federal Investigation Agency & Deputy Director (Immigration) FIA Karachi as respondents. Their counsel submitted petitioners were renowned industrialists and issued visa by Indian government for business, which was valid from June 2010 to June 2015 and visited Mumbai, Surat & Ahmedabad to explore business market. Counsel submitted on February 14, 2011 they came to know about placement of their name on ECL by Interior Ministry. He contended no prior notice or information was communicated to petitioners to show reason for placing their names on ECL.
He stated there was no incriminating criminal record against petitioners, who never remained involved in any anti-state activity. But, Interior Ministry without legal justification placed their names on ECL which was clear violation of Articles 4, 8, 9, 15 & 25 of Constitution. He prayed to declare placing names of his clients on ECL unlawful, violative of basic rights & order official respondents to delete same.
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