The Sindh High Court has issued notices to the defense secretary, director general of Rangers and others on a petition seeking whereabouts of a fireman who is allegedly being illegally detained by Rangers since November 28.
Muhammad Nasir Khan, the father of the fireman Sarfaraz Khan, took the matter to court on Tuesday.
Sarfaraz, who was posted as at the Saddar fire station of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, was allegedly taken away by Rangers from his residence on the station’s premises.
The request by his family members to register a kidnapping case against Rangers was reportedly denied by the Saddar police.
The petitioner’s lawyer argued that detention of his client’s son was illegal since no case was registered against him either by the Rangers or police. He asked the court to order recovery of Sarfaraz and to bring him to court.
Chief Justice Mushir Alam, while heading the bench, issued notice to defense secretary, DG Rangers and police officers for January 13. Federal and provincial law officers were also asked to file comments before the next date.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 5th, 2012.