Boy found handcuffed as judge raids lock-up


A young boy was found handcuffed and kept in unlawful confinement on the premises of the Dari police station of Larkana when a civil judge conducted a raid to recover a man, detained by the SHO concerned allegedly to settle an old score. According to a source, both the persons were found detained at the SHO’s residential quarter, located on the premises of the police station.
The raid was conducted by civil judge and third judicial magistrate Zafarullah Jakhrani in compliance with an order of Larkana’s district and sessions judge. The order was issued on an application filed by Mashooq Kharos, a resident of Baitul Mal Colony, through his lawyer Abid Abro under Section 491 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The applicant stated that his brother, Ashiq Kharos, had been kept in illegal confinement by SHO Fida Hussain Langah for 14 days.
The applicant’s lawyer, Abid Abro, informed the court that Ashiq Kharos was picked up by Dari police in a raid on his house and kept in unlawful confinement. He alleged that the SHO’s act was aimed at settling an old score with the victim. The sessions judge appointed Judicial Magistrate Zafarullah Jakhrani as the raid commissioner and ordered him to pay a surprise visit to the police station and recover Ashiq Kharos if he was found detained there.
The JM complied with the order and found Ashiq Kharos, as well as the young boy, Imran Brohi, handcuffed and kept in a lock-up on the premises of the police station, which also houses the SHO’s residential quarter. The raid commissioner ordered SHO Fida Hussain Langah to appear before the district and sessions judge Larkana on Wednesday (Aug 15) along with the relevant record pertaining to detention of both persons.—INP

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