Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Choudhry
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Choudhry - File Photo

ISLAMABAD: While hearing a case related to the law and order situation in Balochistan, Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry showed his displeasure over the absence of senior police official in the Supreme Court.

A three-member bench headed by the chief justice was hearing the case here on Thursday.

Chaudhry had summoned Inspector General (IG) Balochistan and relevant Superintendent Police (SP) in the court earlier today on an immediate notice.

“If the police officials failed to comply with the court’s order, they will be sent to jail,” he had warned.

He censured the law enforcement agencies for their incompetency in maintaining peace in the province and remarked that the courts are being kept uninformed about the factual details.

“Balochistan is on fire but the officials are mere spectators to it,” Chaudhry remarked.

While talking about the issue of ministers involved in kidnapping for ransom, the chief justice said if Balochistan Home Minister is falsely accusing some ministers for kidnapping cases then the home minister should be arrested.

Seven people have been killed since we came from Quetta,” he observed.

In another relevant development, three people who had been recovered from Kuchlak area were presented before the court.

They narrated their ordeal before the bench and said: "We were abducted from Quetta at night; we were blindfolded and then kept at some unknown location for about 40 days."

The court issued release orders for the three recovered people and directed the police to safely escort them to their homes.

The court also ordered the police to inform the court before arresting them in future.

The court later summoned Inspector General (IG) Balochistan and relevant Superintendent Police (SP) and a Station House Officer tomorrow.

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