LAHORE: A case was finally registered here against the directors-general and deputy directors of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI) on the charge of kidnapping a person who is missing. It is the first case in the history of the country registered against senior military officers.
Saadia Rahat, the wife of Naveed Butt, the spokesman of a banned organisation, got registered a kidnapping case with the Liaquatabad Police Station and the FIR was sealed. A copy of the FIR was, however, obtained by Geo News.
In the FIR, the ISI and MI directors-general and two officers of intelligence agencies, basedin Rawalpindi and Lahore, have been unambiguously nominated as accused of kidnapping. Ten to 15 unidentified persons have also been nominated for allegedly kidnapping Naveed Butt from outside his house and taking him to an unknown place.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Model Town Athar Waheed has been made officer on special duty (OSD) for registering the FIR. The case was got registered with the Liaquatabad Police Station on June 26, 2012 whereas Naveed Butt was kidnapped from outside his house on May 11 when he had escorted his children back from school.
Police sources said that nobody got an inkling of the FIR nor was a copy sent to any concerned office. According to sources, SP Athar Waheed is the same officer who had refused to arrest political workers in Gujranwala during the pro-judiciary movement. Once, he also had an altercation with security officials of the-then prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani.
According to the wife of the kidnapped person, she had contacted Chief Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman of the Islamabad High Court, who ordered the local police to recover the kidnapped person at the earliest and also admonished them. After that, the police registered a case to save their skin.
Chief Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman of the Islamabad High Court referred the case to Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, who once again gave 15-day time to police for the recovery of Naveed Butt, which will expire on August 10.