ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed the capital police to produce the brother of Shahzad Akbar, adviser to former prime minister Imran Khan, within the next two days.
According to a first information report (FIR) registered with Shalimar police station, Mirza Murad Akbar was ‘abducted’ by people purportedly from different law enforcement agencies from his residence in F-10/4.
The case was registered under section 365 in response to a complaint lodged by Danyal Akbar, the son of Mirza Murad Akbar, police said.
According to the FIR, approximately 30 people in Islamabad police and Rangers uniform, officers from the Anti-Terrorism Squad and some people in civvies barged into his house on May 28 at around 1:10am.
One of the persons in civvies broke the door down. The armed police officers, Rangers and Anti-Terrorism Squad entered the house, the FIR said.
The chef and the guard were constantly harassed and threatened by the security personnel, the FIR said, adding that they entered the room of Murad Akbar and took him into custody. Besides, his mobile phone was also confiscated after his room was searched.
The family members kept asking for a search warrant and the crime for which Murad Akbar was being taken into custody but no response was given, it said, adding that during the raid almost 15 police vehicles, Rangers and some vehicles bearing private number plates with tinted glasses were present outside the house.
The complainant along with his family members has been running from pillar to post since the morning of May 28 in search of Murad Akbar in all police stations as well as FIA, NAB and Rangers offices but all have denied his presence/detention or record, the FIR said, adding that Murad Akbar, 44, was a diabetic patient and was on insulin. He was also hypertensive, had a heart condition, which required regular medication and was also undergoing psychiatric treatment.
Published in Dawn, June 1st, 2023