KARACHI, Nov 5: While the 35 paroled undertrial prisoners whose whereabouts are not known to the police and home department authorities were involved in 70 different cases, including over two dozen murder cases, the prosecution department has so far received files of only 37 cases, it emerged on Monday.
Sources told Dawn that a meeting of prosecutors, with Sindh Prosecutor General Shahadat Awan in the chair, was held at the SPG office on Monday to follow the cases of the absconding paroled UTPs as directed by the Supreme Court in its order on the proceedings of the implementation of the suo motu case on targeted killings in Karachi.
The sources said that two UTPs were acquitted by the courts concerned, while the case against one of the UTPs was later withdrawn by the government.
They said that remaining case files would be handed over to the prosecutor general office for further proceedings before the respective trial courts.
They added that the SPG also sought record of the paroled UTPs from the provincial prisons chief as the record of jail warrants and personal bonds was kept at the prison.
They said that the list of the UTPs submitted by the prison authorities in the Supreme Court only contained the numbers of FIRs registered against them and it did not have the case numbers given by the relevant trial courts.
The sources said that the record of absconding paroled UTPs was being sought from the prison’s authorities to ascertain the courts where they were being tried.
The meeting was attended by the district public prosecutors of the five judicial districts of Karachi, Zainub Humerani, Shahab Uddin Memon, Abdul Wahid Ansari, Anver Shah and Samina Ghauri and the special public prosecutors of the anti-terrorism courts, Abdul Maroof, Muzaffar Solangi and Mohammed Shahid.
The sources said that the district public prosecutors concerned had also moved the trial courts for certified copies of the judicial files of the cases against the absconding paroled UTPs.
They said that the prosecutors’ meeting would continue on Tuesday to chalk out the future legal course for the cases of paroled UTPs.
The paroled UTPs were: Noor Ahmed alias Aamir, Mohammed Amin Kalia, Anis alias Anno Kalia, Ghulam Nadeem, Abdul Safoor, Mohammed akram alias Lamba, Zulfiqar Ahmed, Fayyaz Ahmed, Mohammad Saleem Khan, Syed Jamaluddin, Abdul Fateh alias Jawed, Mohammed Yousuf alias Papu, Sher Mohammed alias Sheru, Mohammed Sajid alias Goga, Sohrab Alam, Mohammed Raju alias Nadeem, Imran alias Budha, Saeed Khan, Mohammed Javed, Mohammed Waheed, Asif alias Dumba, Mohammed Yousuf alias Tehla, Abu Bakar Siddiq alias Kalia, Habib alias Kana, Mohammed Ali, Riaz alias Chacha, Abdul Salam alias Irfan, Abdul Latif Kamran alias Panda, Mohammad Rizwan, Saeed alias Kala and Mohammed Jahangir.