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Failure to recover abducted girl: SC orders IGP Punjab to appear

November 24, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed annoyance over the Punjab Police for non-recovery of abducted girl, Sobia Batool.

A two-member SC bench comprising Justice Maqbool Baqar and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin heard the bail plea filed by Muhammad Umair held over alleged kidnapping of a girl Sobia Batool.

During the course of proceedings, the court expressed annoyance over the police and stated that police had not taken any concrete step to recover the abducted girl. Justice Qazi Amin ordered the Inspector General Police, Punjab to appear in person before the court on next date of hearing if the abducted girl could not recovered.

Additional Prosecutor Ch Jaffar said that the girl could not be recovered despite the best efforts of police. He said that police had failed to trace the girl through Call Data Records of the girl and the accused. The bench directed the police to recover the abducted girl and adjourned the hearing for a month.