IHC irate over Islamabad police’s failure to recover missing person


Expressing strong displeasure over the DIG Operation’s failure to show up in the court in a missing person’s case despite summons, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday said that the Islamabad Police’s conduct was not such which could earn it respect.

During the hearing of the petition filed for the recovery of Muhammad Hamid, a citizen, who has been missing since February 2, 2022, Justice Aamer Farooq of the IHC remarked that how unfortunate it was that whenever the court summoned a police official, he fell sick. “If the DIG is sick, the IGP, Islamabad is hale and hearty. Why not we summon him,” the judge asked.

“I am at a loss to understand what is happening. It should be in everybody’s knowledge what police is up to,” he said, adding, “Police officials are changing their statements for the last four months.”

There could be two possibilities, he surmised, that either the Force was incompetent or was hands in gloves with the perpetrators of the crime. “A person from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) came to Islamabad and was picked by the CTD personnel. And you have no clue about to his whereabouts,” Justice Farooq wondered.

“Please tell us whether Hamid is alive or dead,” he said while addressing the SSP Operations, who was present in the courtroom.

Ordering the DIG Operations and SSP Operations to appear in the court on the next hearing, the court adjourned the hearing until Friday


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