Missing persons: SC seeks report on Adiyala prisoners

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard detailed proceedings of the missing persons’ case.


August 09, 2012

ISLAMABAD:


The Supreme Court has ordered a detailed report on recovered prisoners of Adiyala Jail, here on Wednesday.


Heading a three-member bench, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, heard detailed proceedings of the missing persons’ case. During the proceedings counsel for the petitioner, Tariq Asad, said that it had now been proven that the missing persons had been in the custody of agencies for the past 20 months.

He said that the condition of 7 prisoners was extremely critical and asked the court to take immediate action. Justice Jawad S Khawaja remarked that court proceedings would be decided according to the Constitution and the judges will refrain from indulging in arguments based on emotional outbursts or sympathy.

The Chief Justice ordered Raja Irshad, who is counsel for agencies, to collect evidences against the prisoners. Later, the Supreme Court adjourned the hearing of the case till Thursday.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2012.

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