Judicial magistrate raids police station to recover detained family

Woman and two minor boys had been 'illegally' arrested by police, claims husband

Our Correspondent May 11, 2017
A total of 350 houses have been searched during the operation. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: A judicial magistrate raided on Wednesday the Site Super Highway Industrial Area police station and recovered a woman along with her two children apparently kept there in wrongful confinement.

District Malir Judicial Magistrate Asif Raza Mir got the detainee, Mariam, and her two sons, aged four and six years old, released on personal bonds as the police remained unable to justify the woman's detention. He also directed the SHO and Station Investigation Officer (SIO) to appear in court today (Thursday).

The applicant, Manzoor Ahmed, Mariam's husband, had moved, through his lawyer, a habeas corpus application under Section 491 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and submitted that the police raided his house in Ahsanabad and picked up his wife and minor sons a couple of days ago.

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Ahmed maintained the police kept them in wrongful detention and were demanding a bribe for their release. The applicant asked the court for their recovery.

The judicial magistrate along with the applicant and his lawyer raided the police station and found the woman in the SIO's room. Court officials said that the police failed to produce an FIR against the woman or an entry in the daily diary about her arrest.

However, the SIO, Inspector Shakoor, claimed that the woman was brought to the police station just before the raid for questioning in a murder case. But, the daily diary was silent in this regard, the official claimed.


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