The deputy attorney-general (DAG) sought more time on Monday from the Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court in a petition seeking the registration of a murder case against an Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) official for killing a man in custody.
Justice Sardar Tariq Masood put off the hearing till September 7. The petition was filed by Muhammad Bilal, a brother of Muhammad Aamir who died in the agency’s custody.
DAG Raja Javaid Ashraf informed the court that the intelligence agency needed to gather more information from Peshawar where the body was handed over to the family of the deceased.
Nominating the DG ISI and the Rawalpindi police as respondents in the case, Bilal alleged that in May last year, personnel of the intelligence agency had taken away his brother with 10 other men from the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi after their detention orders were set aside by the high court.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2011.