SHC reprimands DSP in missing persons’ case

Court orders DSP to submit a report on the recovery of citizens

Our Correspondent April 06, 2022


The Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered police to submit a report on the petition pertaining to recovery of three victims of enforced disappearance from within the limits of Sukhan police station.

Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro reprimanded the DSP Sukhan and ordered him to submit a report on the recovery of citizens - Naveed Iqbal, Rehmatullah, and Abdul Rasheed - on May 10.

A two-member bench headed by Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro heard the petition.

Justice Kalhoro reprimanded the Sukhan DSP, "You were ordered to visit the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa detention camp and search for the missing citizens. Why didn't you go and check? Why did you just keep writing letters? Do you need a visa to go to K-P?"

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Sukhan DSP Zulfiqar said that there are not one but several detention camps in K-P.

Justice Kalhoro remarked, "Citizens could not be traced in five months? Why couldn't you do the small job? Even a murder inquiry would take 14 days to complete. Why don't you retire and leave the department? You get salary, car, petrol from the police department; but I don't know what privileges you would have taken except these. Why was such an incompetent public servant being posted? What kind of people have been appointed to get salaries from our tax money?" The court directed AIG Legal to ask IG Sindh not to give a posting to this person now.

Justice Kalhoro remarked, "He just came to the court to show his face. This person is not suitable for police department."


Published in The Express Tribune, April 6th, 2022.


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