Relatives of the missing staged a vigorous protest outside the court’s premises and at one point during the hearing tried to storm into the courtroom. — File Photo
PESHAWAR: Relatives of ‘missing’ persons staged a protest during Thursday’s hearing of the missing persons case at the Peshawar High Court and tried to storm into the courtroom of PHC Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan.
A two-member bench of the PHC, comprising Justice Dost and Justice Roohul Amin Khan, resumed the hearing of the case pertaining to 335 missing persons.
During the hearing, deputy attorney general Muzzammil Khan presented a list of missing persons in the court according to which 14 persons had been shifted to various internal cells after cases against them were quashed.
Moreover, 10 of the missing persons had returned to their respective homes.
Khyber tribal region’s political agent Mutahir Zeb informed the court that four of the missing person were killed during an operation conducted in Jamrud tehsil.
Justice Dost ordered for compensation to be paid to the heirs of the four persons killed during the Jamrud operation.
Relatives of the missing staged a vigorous protest outside the court’s premises and at one point during the hearing tried to storm into the courtroom.
Police personnel restricted the protesters from entering the courtroom.