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PHC forms inquiry committee

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday formed an inquiry committee for the recovery of a woman and her two children, missing for the last two years after her husband married another woman.

Noor Rehman, resident of Daudzai and the missing girl’s father, had filed a habeas corpus petition seeking recovery of her daughter Noor Jehan, 25, and her two sons Farhan and Qiam, who all have been reported missing from her husband Habibur Rehman’s house. Habibur Rehman has sold them to someone, said Noor Rehman, who does not know the whereabouts of his daughter and his two grandsons since 2004. A two-judge bench, consisting of Chief Justice Tariq Pervaz Khan and Justice Qaim Jan, heard the petition. Habibur Rehman said that he was unaware of his wife and childrens’ whereabouts. “After I married another girl, my first wife Noor Jehan with two children left her house of her own free will,” Habibur Rehman told the court.

NWFP Advocate General (AG) Pir Liaqat told the court that as per the court’s directives, the police raided the houses of Habibur Rehman and his relatives, but that they could not find the missing people.

Justice Khan constituted an inquiry committee, consisting of the station house officers (SHOs) of the Daudzai Police Station, Peshawar and Shabqadar Police Station, Charsadda, where Habibur Rehman is living. He directed police officials to search out the missing people in both districts of the province and to submit an inquiry report to the court on January 30.

Man sentenced to life imprisonment: An ATC awarded a double life term to a kidnapper, after the prosecution proved charges against him. Ali Khan of Peshawar, on September 12, 2002 had kidnapped two people from a music centre in Tehkal.

Later, he released them after getting Rs 400,000 ransom. The released people then charged Ali Khan under section 265A of the PPC at the University Town Police Station, which arrested the accused in 2004. On Tuesday, the ATC judge, Shah Jee Rehman announced a double life term to Ali Khan after prosecutor Fahim Khan proved charges of kidnapping against the accused. staff report

Source: Daily Times