IHC grants police more time to recover missing girl

The court expressed annoyance over the late appearance of the state council

APP January 07, 2023
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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday granted more time to Islamabad police to recover the girl who went missing from the area of Khana police station. Sources revealed that Justice Saman Raffat Imtiaz heard the case wherein the inspector general of police appeared before the court.

During the hearing, the court expressed annoyance over the late appearance of the state council and said that it would impose a fine if this happened again.

The IGP adopted the stance that this case had some social aspects but it was not appropriate for him to state them.

The court remarked that it didn’t matter if she had any sort of terms with anyone in the country, all that matter is to find out her current location.

The court noted that the girl's will had no importance as she was currently under age.

The IGP said that as per the investigation, the girl had left on her own will with the accused who was present in Karachi. He further said that she did not carry her mobile phone when she left home.

However a man named Abdul Qayyum bought her a new SIM which was currently not in use and therefore could not be located.

He claimed that the police had reached close to the accused last night but he managed to escape. In order to find him, the case investigation officer was still in Karachi and was searching for the accused, he added. The IGP then prayed the court to grant more time in this regard.

The court accepted his request and adjourned further hearing till January 12.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 7th, 2023.


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