SHC grants protective bail to Ex-Balochistan Home Minister in Bugti murder case
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KARACHI (PPI): Sindh High Court Friday granted protective bail to ex-Home Minister of Balochistan Shoaib Sherwani, in Jamhoori Watan Party Chief Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti’s murder case.
A single bench headed by Justice Shahid Anwar Bajwa granted him bail for three weeks in sum of Rs500,000 surety. Shoaib Sherwani moved SHC to seek grant of protective bail following issuance of non-bailable warrants for his arrest by court in Sibi, Balochistan.
His counsels Muhammad Ilyas Khan & Farooq Ahmed submitted Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti, son of late Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, lodged FIR 26/2009 on murder of his father Chief of Jamhoori Watan Party. They said that time petitioner was Home Minister of Balochistan but had no knowledge of action against Nawab Bugti, as whatsoever action was taken by agencies of federal government. Neither Sherwani was present at scene of offence, nor had any role in it. They stated ex-Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Muhammad Yousuf, also nominated in this case, was granted protective bail by division bench of Balochistan High Court on July 16, 2012. Applicant wanted to surrender before trial court and prayed to grant him protective bail.
SHC order said: ‘Without touching merits of bail application, protective bail is granted for a period of three weeks to applicant, because one of intervening weeks is Eid week, upon his furnishing solvent surety for a sum of Rs 500,000 and PR Bond in like amount to satisfaction of Nazir of this Court.’
Illegal appointments to SEPA challenged in SHC: Sindh High Court Friday directed Secretary & Director General Sindh Environment Protection Agency to produce entire record of alleged illegal appointments made on posts from BPS 1-15 in agency on political basis.
A division bench headed by Justice Shahid Anwar Bajwa, also directed Director SEPA Shahid Farhad to communicate these orders to respondents for compliance before next date of hearing. Petitioner Hamid Ahmed Khan alongwith 42 other candidates challenged recent appointments made in SEPA on BPS 1-15 posts. They applied in response to advertisement for fresh appointments in newspaper on August 08, 2011, as they stood eligible. But administration deliberately issued call letters on wrong address to deprive right to get jobs. Favorite candidates duly received letters and appeared in interviews.
They requested Sindh Environment & Alternative Energy Minister to postpone appointments allegedly being made on political basis, but he refused. They prayed to stay appointment process & order respondents to ensure transparency in appointments. On Friday, Director SEPA Muhammad Shahid Farhad appeared in court. SHC division bench issued notice to Secretary, Director General & Director (Administration & Finance) SEPA for September 13, 2012 and directed Director to communicate to Secretary & DG SEPA to produce entire record in court on next date of hearing.
SHC summons Sub-inspector for torturing in illegal detention: Sindh High Court Friday ordered personal appearance of a Sub-inspector for allegedly torturing a dealer during unlawful confinement at Landhi police station, Karachi.
A division bench, headed by Justice Shahid Anwar Bajwa, also issued notice to Sindh Home Secretary, Provincial Police Officer, DIG Crime, SHO PS Landhi & SI Zafar Iqbal. Petitioner, Ms Nasreen Salahuddin submitted SI Zafar Iqbal detained her husband Salahuddin proprietor of Khan Autos at Landhi police station since July 28, 2012.
She stated no case was registered against her husband, brutally tortured by SI Zafar Iqbal, who unlawfully confined him at behest of private person, Naveed Bashir Miandad. She approached police high ups, but they neither secured release of detainee nor took any action against police official. She prayed order recovery of her husband & action against police official. SHC division bench issued notice to respondents for August 28, 2012 and directed SI Zafar Iqbal to personally appear on next date.
SHC calls comments from SIU, CID Chiefs on detenue whereabouts: Sindh High Court Friday directed provincial law officer to call comments from Special Investigation Unit & Crime Investigation Department of Sindh police about whereabouts of a man missing since July 2012. Petitioner Syed Muhammad Aslam Shah submitted Police and Rangers personnel picked up his sons ‘ Syed Muhammad Inam & Syed Muhammad Arif ‘ from their home in Sher Shah Colony, Karachi, on July 17, 2012. Later they set free Muhammad Arif, but Inam still in their unlawful custody, as he was not involved in any criminal activity.
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