Important development in SHC over Usman Dar arrest case

Important development in SHC over Usman Dar arrest case

In Karachi, the Sindh High Court (SHC) issued an order on Tuesday instructing the police to officially document the disappearance of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar, as reported by ARY News.

This directive was issued in response to a petition filed in the high court, and the police were told to register the case by today, with a report due on October 18. Barrister Ali Tahir, representing the petitioner, reminded the court that they had previously instructed the police to file the missing person case.

However, the court expressed frustration with the police for not registering the case and questioned why the applicant hadn't approached the police directly. Barrister Ali Tahir further stated that the caretaker home minister of Sindh had previously admitted that Usman Dar was in police custody, but the police now claimed he was not detained.

The court ordered the case to be filed, promising a thorough investigation to uncover the truth. Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto also called for a written response from the home secretary of Sindh by October 18.

The initial petition had been filed in the high court alleging that Usman Dar, the former SAPM, was abducted by unidentified individuals in plain clothes in Malir, Karachi. The petitioner, Kamran, a close relative of Usman Dar, had requested a production order for the detained PTI leader, with IG Sindh Police and others named as respondents in the petition.