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Missing Persons Case: No crime without police is possible, observes SC

05 February, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Justice Azmat Saeed has remarked "possibility of any crime without police stands ruled out.

He gave these remarks during the course of hearing of Attiq ur Rehman missing person case by a 3-member Supreme Court (SC) bench led by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Tassaduq Hussain Jillani here Tuesday.

He further remarked " police is deliberately demonstrating slackness. This is not as much difficult job that so much time be spent therein. Police if performs its duty in right manner then missing youth can be recovered within hours. No offence without police is possible.

Additional Attorney General (AAG) Tariq Khokhar told the court that ISI and MI had taken the stance in preliminary investigations that they were neither involved in the kidnapping of Attiq ur Rehman nor had they any knowledge about him. Commission on missing persons had said in its December 13, 2013 order that prima fasciae this case is of enforced disappearance. This order was issued in the presence of Lt Col Abdul Mannaf Kahut of ISI, Lt Col Majid , representative of MI and Attiq Arshid, representative of IB.

This all material was provided by AAG Tariq Khokhar to ministry of defence and he asked the ministry to hold a comprehensive investigation into the matter afresh. Intelligence agencies took the plea before commission on missing persons and joint investigation team that they needed more time so that they could complete their investigations.

AAG prayed the court that comprehensive investigations are underway, therefore, more time is needed and a 2-weeks time be given.

Justice Azmat Saeed while reprimanding police authorities has sought report on positive progress in the case.

The court while giving two weeks time adjourned the hearing of the case till February, 18.

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