SC registrar returns petition seeking judicial probe into Sindh IG abduction

By: News Desk      Published: 12:41 PM, 31 Oct, 2020
SC registrar returns petition seeking judicial probe into Sindh IG abduction

The Supreme Court registrar has returned a petition about the Karachi episode involving PML-N leader Capt Safdar and the Sindh IG, saying it wasn’t explained how the abduction of the provincial police chief could be categorised as a matter of public interest, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.

Raising the objection, the registrar said the petition did not fall under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution, adding that the petitioner did not approach any other forum before moving the apex court.

It was further noted that the language used was also suspicious and several pleas had been made in a single petition.

Earlier, several prominent personalities, including veteran journalist and human rights activist IA Rehman, had filed this petition, seeking formation of a judicial commission headed by a retired judge from the higher judiciary to find out whether the Sindh police chief was kidnapped or detained and later forced to issue arrest orders against Safdar.

They requested the court for a declaration that the alleged kidnapping and detention of the Sindh IG as well as the illegal and mala fide interference in a criminal investigation gravely breached fundamental rights and impinged upon the provincial autonomy.

According to the petition, the commission should ascertain the people or institutions involved in the illegal and mala fide acts besides recommending legal actions to avoid such acts in the future.