A team constituted by the District and Sessions Judge (South), Hassan Feroz, raided the Gizri police station on Thursday to get a detainee, Younus, released, but the police refused to comply with the orders of the team.
The team, led by head bailiff Muddassar, then ordered the SHO, the duty officer and an ASI of the Gizri police station to appear before the court on Friday (June 29) and explain the reason for keeping the man in illegal detention.
Earlier, the case came up before the court as a citizen, Yaseen, had moved an application alleging that his younger brother, Younus, was being kept at the Gizri police station in illegal detention and the police were demanding Rs300,000 as bribe against his release.
The applicant had prayed the court to take action in the matter and ensure the release of his innocent brother from the illegal detention.
The court, while invoking its powers under Section 491 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), set up a two-member team, comprising Head Bailiff Muddassar and a junior bailiff Arif, to raid the police station and get the detainee released.
The team raided the police station and found Younus.
The head bailiff ordered the police to release him, but as the detainee was about to leave the police station, a sub-inspector, Haq Nawaz Phallpoto, representing the Crime Monitoring Cell (CMC), said he had received orders from the SP of Clifton to produce the detainee before him for some investigation.
The team asked the policeman to show them any complaint in writing lodged against Younus, but the sub-inspector declined the request and took the detainee along.
The head bailiff then asked the responsible police officers to appear before the court on Friday.
It may be recalled here that the Additional District and Sessions Judge (South), Abdur Razzaq, had in April ordered recovery of three illegally detained women at the same police station.
The three women had been detained illegally on April 5, and they were released on April 7 after the court bailiff had raided the police station.
The three women had later appeared before the court and claimed that they had been picked up from their house in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and taken to the Gizri police station where, the women had alleged, they were tortured.
The court had taken notice of the detention of the women on the application of a relative of one the women.