ISLAMABAD: The police informed the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday that a former military man whose wife had approached the court for the recovery of her husband was never abducted from the capital.
Submitting an inquiry report of the Inspector General’s office, SP Saddar said things were clarified in the light of statements of the missing man’s employees, it emerged that he was not abducted from the capital.
Saba Khurram, wife of Maj (retd) Khurram Hameed Khan, approached the court against the alleged abduction of her husband by two of his business partners; Hafeezullah and Ikramullah Qaiser.
Khurram, through her counsel, Dr Babar Awan, maintained that her husband ran a security company and was picked out from the jurisdiction of Margalla police in January.
Awan said an application was given to the SHO to recover the “missing person” but to no avail. He said the petitioner strongly believes her husband was abducted by his business partners.
She has made the federation, IGP and SHO Margalla police station respondents in the case.
The police, however, informed the court that during a probe, it was learned that the employees of the petitioner’s husband had dropped him near Kallar Kahar from where he proceeded to Lahore on the day of his alleged abduction.
The police maintained that nothing happened to Khurram in the jurisdiction of federal capital, and the complainant was advised to approach police station Kallar Kahar. Resultantly, the police requested the court to dismiss the plea.
The single bench, comprising of Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi, delivered a copy of the report to the petitioner’s counsel with directions to argue the matter on March 25.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 23rd, 2016.
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