ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Friday ordered the Islamabad Police to register a case in connection with the alleged abduction of a retired army official.
Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi gave the order after Saba Khurram, the wife of Major (retd) Khurram Hameed Khan, had approached the IHC and alleged that her husband had been abducted by his business partners Hafeezullah and Ikramullah Qaiser.
Through her counsel, Dr Babar Awan, Khurram maintained that her husband, who operated a security company, was taken from the jurisdiction of the Margalla police station in January.
Awan said an application was given to the concerned SHO to recover the missing person, but that no action had been taken by the authorities, leading them to approach the high court.
He said the petitioner strongly believed that her husband was abducted by the accused business partners.
The officer’s wife has made the federation, the inspector-general of the Islamabad Police, and the Margalla SHO respondents in the case.
Previously, the police had maintained in court that the former soldier was not taken within city police limits. In an inquiry report from the IGP’s office, the Saddar SP had claimed that in light of statements by employees of the man’s business, it had emerged that Major Khan was not abducted from the capital.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 2nd, 2016.
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