Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday issued notices to federal and provincial law officers, counter terrorism department (CTD) and others on a petition of a woman seeking action against them for harassing her.
Petitioner Naheed Khalid submitted that the police and other law enforcement agencies arrested her spouse Khalid Yousuf Bari, a retired aircraft engineer of the national flag carrier, on September 17 from the Shaheed-e-Millat area and after keeping him in unlawful confinement for three months, falsely implicated him in the Safoora bus attack case.
She complained that ever since his arrest the law enforcement personnel had been harassing her by conducting raids at her house and seminary.
The petitioner’s counsel Syed Abdul Waheed submitted that police officials had also given false statement to media regarding her involvement in terrorism activities even though she had nothing to do with any proscribed organization.
He also alleged that police personnel would visit her residence and threaten her of dire consequences in the name of conducting investigation.
Citing the home department, CTD, IG Sindh and others as respondents, the court was requested to restrain the police and other law enforcement agencies from harassing the petitioner. The court issued notices to advocate general Sindh, prosecutor general, CTD, Rangers and others and called in their comments on January 19.
The federal and provincial law officers were also directed to submit their comments on a petition seeking whereabouts of a man allegedly detained by the law enforcement agencies personnel on.
Petitioner Zareen Riaz maintained that her son Umer Riaz was picked up by the Rangers’ personnel from her residence in North Nazimabad area on August 6, but his whereabouts have since remained unknown.
The petitioner further maintained that she did all she could to ascertain the whereabouts of her son but the police and Rangers authorities keep giving her false hopes for the release of her son. She requested the court to direct them to produce the detainee and provide details of cases if any registered against him.