SHC orders Rangers DG to disclose whereabouts of ‘missing’ rickshaw driver

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday directed director general Rangers and other officials of paramilitary forces to disclose the whereabouts of a missing rickshaw driver allegedly detained by them for bribe.A division of SHC headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar was hearing a petition filed by Noor Muhammad who impleaded Rangers DG, IG Sindh, Maripur and Mochko SHOs, Rangers officials  Mansoor, DSR Umar, Major Ahsan, Colonel Hassan, and Major Shahbaz all posted at Wing 93 as respondents.In the petition, Noor Muhammad contended that his son Salahuddin, a rickshaw driver, was picked up by Rangers personnel on July 26 when he was going to filling station in Mauripur area to get the fuel for his vehicle. He claimed that his son was whisked away on the behest of Muhammad Sharif, who he claimed, was a Rangers spy. The petitioner told the judges that respondent Rangers personnel were demanding Rs 400000 bribe for safe release of his son, adding that upon refusal they will implicate him in criminal cases. Being a poor, he said he could not arrange the huge amount to have his son released from the illegal detention of the paramilitary troops.The petitioner requested the court to direct respondents to produce captive in the court.After initial hearing, the court issued notice to respondents, federal and provincial law officers asking them to respond on the petition. The court directed them to disclose the whereabouts of alleged captive. Hearing of case was adjourned till July 25. 

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