ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday sought an investigation report from the Islamabad police into the abduction of lawyer Hamad Saeed Dar within two weeks.
Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard a petition from Islamabad against the kidnapping of a lawyer by unknown persons.
On behalf of the federation, Deputy Attorney General Syed Tayyab Shah, Azhar Shah of the Police Legal Department appeared in the court.
The court asked what happened to the police officer who did not even bother to file the first information report (FIR) of the incident.
Police officials said the SHO of the area was suspended and a show cause notice was issued to him for negligence.
The court expressed anger at the police, saying that one father went to the SHO and the police did not register an FIR. He said his father was a serving army officer, adding that the police would treat a common man.
The Deputy Attorney General said that the matter was presented to the Federal Cabinet. He said that he would inform the court after getting the minutes of the meeting.
Petitioner’s lawyer said that as of Friday (today) no one had contacted him regarding the investigation. The court said the current federal cabinet committee could not interfere in the investigation.
The victim’s lawyer said that his laptop and mobile phone have not been recovered yet. A committee headed by SSP Investigation was formed, police officials said. They didn’t see anything in the cameras.
The court asked the recovered lawyer if he knew who the abductor was.
Advocate Hamad Dar said he did not know anything about them. The bench said that then the court could not take any action against anyone. The court sought a report and adjourned the case for another two weeks.