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Monday, January 30, 2012

SC orders ISI, MI to produce 7 detainees on Feb 9.

Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has directed the lawyers of the army and intelligence agencies to produce the seven detainees in their custody on Feb 9, 2012. Out of the total 11 Adiyala Jail prisoners, who were picked up by the intelligence agencies when they were released from the prison after being acquitted by courts, four have been killed in mysterious circumstances.
A bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing a case pertaining to 11 Adiyala jail prisoners, who went missing after being released from the jail after acquittal, but later the intelligence agencies admitted in the Supreme Court that they were in their custody, of which four have been killed recently in mysterious circumstances .
The CJ asked Raja Muhammad Irshad, counsel for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), and Military Intelligence to produce the detainees on Feb 9. The lawyer said four out of seven were admitted in a medical facility in Peshawar while three others were kept in an investigation center in Parachinar area.
“We don’t know….you took them away and you are responsible to bring them here,” the CJ remarked.
The counsel said the detainees were not in a condition to be brought here. Justice Khuilji Arif Hussain said four people were killed and their bodies were thrown out.
“Nobody is above law and Constitution. Constitution guarantees protection of life and property, ” the CJ observed.
The court also issued notices to Attorney General Pakistan and Advocate General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The court also ordered that families of missing persons be allowed to meet their relatives.


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