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Police told to produce two detained sisters

April 24, 2013

PESHAWAR, April 23: Peshawar district and sessions judge Shehbar Khan on Tuesday directed the officials of two police checkposts to produce two sisters allegedly taken away by them after failure to arrest their brothers wanted in a criminal case.

The said officials were also told to produce separate written replies to the complaint of the girls’ mother, Rajmona of Pandhu area, about the kidnapping of her daughters and theft of valuables from her house on April 19.

After receiving the complaint, the judge summoned the station house officers of Faqirabad and Phandu police stations and in charge of the two police checkposts.

The woman identified the in charge of the checkposts, Tariq Umar and Ijaz Khan, and claimed that the two were with the police party during the raid on her house. However, the officials denied it, saying the two sisters were not in their custody.

The judge directed them to produce the two sisters wherever they were, and file separate written replies to the complaint. The woman first submitted an application to the Human Rights Directorate of the Peshawar High Court claiming that her family had enmity with some people in the area and that her husband was killed by rivals.

She alleged that her rivals had registered a concocted case against her two sons, Wahidur Rehman and Mujeebur Rehman, and personnel of different police stations raided her house to arrest them.

The woman alleged that police stuffed her household items, including an electric generator, gold ornaments, around Rs200,000 case and an electricity stabiliser, into their vehicles, took her two daughters, Basmeena and Naved, into custody and went away.She said one of her daughters was married and had five children, whereas the other was 15.

The PHC chief justice referred the matter to the district judge asking him to take action under Section 22-A of the Code of Criminal procedure against the officials after inquiry.

Asthagfirullah, lawyer for the complainant, said police had acted in illegal manner by taking away the two sisters, who had been in illegal detention for five days.