ISLAMABAD - The family of a victim of custodial killing has decided to move the Supreme Court against the death of the ‘missing’ person whose dead body was handed over to the heirs in the mid of June.

Hafiz Mohammad Jamil, a Kashmiri plumber who was settled in Rawalpindi, had been picked up on January 18, 2011 by personnel of intelligence agencies when he was leaving for work at about 08:00am, according to the younger sister of the deceased. The police were initially reluctant to lodge an FIR of disappearance of Jamil - the only bread earner of the family - because of involvement of intelligence agencies in the case, she said. Jamil was later found in the custody of spy agencies after the matter was reported to the Supreme Court and some of his family members were allowed to meet him. She said that their family would move the apex court against the custodial killing of his brother.

According to official sources, Jamil was allegedly involved in terrorist activities and spy agencies recovered 200-kg explosive material from his house.

Amina Masood Janjua, chairperson of Defence of Human Rights, while talking to The Nation condemned the brutal act of spy agencies. She said that it is alarming that after the acknowledgement of having custody of 10 missing persons, all were found dead. Amina said that Jamil had been missing for three years and why the charges were not framed against him in the court. It is a question on the investigation of spy agencies as well as criminal justice system, she added.

According to the history of the case, all the spy agencies initially denied the abduction of Jamil but later the ministry of defence admitted that he was in its custody. The Supreme Court on February 20 last directed the spy agency to allow the relatives of Jamil to meet him in accordance with the said procedure within a week. On March 23 the spy agencies finally arranged a meeting of the missing person with his family members.

According to the family members, Jamil was in precarious condition and was looking about to die. He could hardly speak. He was not allowed to tell what happened to him.