Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Court orders shifting of Kalia, Khanani to hospital

The Additional District and Session Judge, South, issued orders to immediately shift Javed Khanani and Munaf Kalia to a hospital for a medical check-up and submit a report to the court for the compliance of the orders on February 24.

The Jail Superintendent (JS) appeared in the court on Monday and said that Javed Khanani, one of the directors of Khanani and Kalia group, had been provided medical treatment inside the court. The court expressed annoyance at the JS asked him to shift the directors to a hospital.

The Defence counsel earlier filed an application in the court that his client was a heart patient and needed complete treatment. The court subsequently ordered a medical check-up in the hospital, but the superintendent of the Central Prison Karachi failed to comply with these orders.

Police restrained from arresting couple: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has restrained the police from arresting a couple till further orders.

Seema submitted that she married Abdul Ghafoor on September 6, 2008, but her family members did not accept their marriage and registered a false kidnapping case against her husband at the Sachal police station in January this year. Seema sought protection for her husband and requested the court to quash the FIR against her husband and her in-laws.

The SHC’s division bench comprising Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Arshad Noor Khan, after preliminary hearing of the petition, issued a notice to the Advocate-General for February 16 and in the meantime restrained the police from arresting the couple.

The same bench also disposed of a petition of a couple with directions that the petitioner may not be harassed by the police. Abdul Ghafoor submitted that he married Shahnaz on December 13 last year but his in-laws registered a kidnapping case against him at a police station in Khairpur. Shahnaz’s brother refused the claim of the petitioner and submitted that Abdul Ghafoor kidnapped his sister who was already married to a man named Murad Ali. He requested the court to send the girl to Darul Aman and said that Abdul Ghafoor should be handed over to the police for further investigation.

The court, after hearing the case, directed the Additional Advocate-General to record the statement of the petitioners with the direction that they would not be harassed while the police may complete the investigation.

Detention case: The SHC adjourned the hearing of a missing person’s case at the request of petitioner’s counsel who said he would file an affidavit regarding the arrest of detainee.

Petitioner Mohammad Abrar Khan submitted that his son, Sarfaraz Khan, was picked up by law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) near Dhabeji on October 17 last year when he and his friend Arif Khan were on their way to the Makli police station to identify culprits who attacked him. The petitioner said that LEAs released Arif but shifted Sarfaraz to an undisclosed location. The petitioner expressed fear about his son’s life. The court was informed that the police had shown the arrest of the detainee in Rawalpindi. The petitioner’s counsel sought time to file an affidavit in this regard.