Illegal detention: Case against police officers ordered

IHC grants bail to key suspect of Rs2.95 billion modarba case.


Obaid Abbasi January 13, 2015
When contacted, SHO Bhara Kahu Rukhsar Medhi admitted that the court bailiff came into the police station and recovered Khan, however, he claimed that FIR was registered under sections 499 and 406. PHOTO: IHC WEBSITE

ISLAMABAD: Additional District and Sessions Judge Kamran Mufti on Tuesday ordered Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) to register a case against the SHO and Assistant Sub-Inspector Bhara Kahu Police Station for illegally detaining a capital city resident.

An application was filed by Samiullah, a resident of Bhara Kahu, who requested the court to register a case against the police officers for illegally detaining Bakht Khan, a resident of Madina Town, Bhara Kahu.

The counsel for the petitioner informed the court that Khan, the father of the petitioner, was arrested from Madina Town on January 10 without any solid reason and was detained illegally.

He maintained that police had neither registered a case against his client nor put his name in the daily report.

Court bailiff recovered Khan and produced him before the court, and police submitted daily report, which turned out to be fake.

When contacted, SHO Bhara Kahu Rukhsar Medhi admitted that the court bailiff came into the police station and recovered Khan, however, he claimed that FIR was registered under sections 499 and 406. When asked regarding the ‘fake record’ presented before the court, he did not reply. SSP Operations Mirvaiz Niaz told The Express Tribune that he had not received the court orders yet.

However, he said that court orders would be followed whenever they are received.

The official added that how could a person be detained when there was no case against him.

Mufti granted bail 

A two-member bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) comprising Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi and Justice Shaukat Siddiqui accepted the bail plea of Mufti Ghulam Rasool Ayubi, one of the prime suspects involved in the Rs2.95 billion modaraba scam against surety bonds worth one million rupees after he promised to return the amount to the victims within 10 months.

Ayubi submitted an affidavit to the court and the court granted him bail till February 16.

He was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau in February 2013.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 14th, 2015.

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