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Jail, hospital staff behind escape

July 31, 2012

RAWALPINDI, July 30: The counsel for a detained official of Islamabad police on Monday told the local court that doctors of Adiala jail, district headquarters hospital and the jail administration were behind the escape of Roohullah, a key suspect in the murder of former attorney general and retired judge of Peshawar High Court (PHC) Sardar Khan.

Advocate Ashfaq Ahmed Malik, counsel for constable Tahir Saeed during the proceeding told the judicial magistrate Ahsan Raza that the detained murder suspect was illegally shifted from Adiala Jail Rawalpindi to District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ).

He said the jail authorities without completing the due process transferred the suspect to hospital and the doctors without any lawful authority admitted him.

According to him, the jail authorities, doctors and officials of passport office all were responsible for Roohullah’s escape.

He claimed that the court could not remand the detained police officials to the Ganjmandi police as they were booked under section 109, 223 and 224 of the Pakistan Panel Code (PPC) and 155 of Police Order 2002 for negligence and abetment adding that these were the bailable offences.

Ganjmandi police produced three police officials, ASI Ali Syed, constables Yaqoob and constable Tahir, before the judicial magistrate and requested for their seven days physical remand. The judge, however, extended the physical remand for another day.

According to the FIR, presented in the court by sub inspector Ganjmandi police station Mohammad Saeed, Roohullah had been admitted in the medical ward No. 5 of DHQ since July 16. The FIR said that he was allegedly involved in the two murder cases and was facing jail trial.

The suspect in connivance with the doctors and the staff of Adiala jail managed to get admission in the hospital and with the help of doctors, paramedical staff and some unknown persons escaped.

The FIR also said that the greed and negligence of ASI Syed and constables Tahir and Yaqoob was also one of the factors for the escape of Roohullah.

Roohullah after the allegedly murdering attorney general Sardar Khan in 2010 escaped from Pakistan but was arrested from Oman in June last year after a red warrant by the Interpol was issued for his arrest.—A Reporter