LAHORE - The Lahore High Court Judge Justice Khawaja Farooq Saeed Friday refused to hand over the custody of four children to their mother after she could not inform the court about whom she had been staying with after leaving her husband. Shahida of Ahmad Nagr, Gujranwala had petitioned the court to recover her children from the custody of their father, Saifullah, after separation. She said her children Maryam Bibi, 14, Umm-i-Farwa, 13, Aamer Suhail, 12 and Ehteshad Ali, 7, needed her for their proper upbringing. She argued that their father had refused her their custody and were keeping the children against illegally. The court observed children's custody with either of the parents could not be declared illegal unless the court decided so. When the women could not inform the court as to with whom had she been living with after leaving her husband, the judge ruled that the children would be better of with their father in a familiar environment. LHC disposes of missing person plea Justice Ahsan Bhoon of the Lahore High Court on Friday disposed of a petition for the recovery of nine persons of a family after finding out four of them were arrested on charges of keeping drugs. The petitioner, Bashiran Bibi of Sialkot, said police had been keeping her family members without any charge. She said Afzal Baig, Ashiq, Ahmad Hussain, Ijaz alias Jaji, Shakeela Bibi, Maqboolan Bibi, Sajida Bibi, Najma Kausar and Sannia. Upon court orders a bailiff raided police station Ogogi and submitted his report. The bailiff reported that SHO of the police station informed him that he had completed investigation against Ashiq, Shakeela Bibi and Sajida on charges of keeping drugs. They have been sent on judicial remand, the bailiff said. He reported that Maqboolan Bibi had been remanded to the custody of Sadr police after they recovered 15grams of hashish. The bailiff said the police told him that they did not know the whereabouts of the remaining persons. Disposing of the petition, the court ordered Sialkot DPO to recover the missing persons and investigate why Afzal, Ahmad Hussain and Ijaz Jaji were at large despite being wanted in criminal cases. Car lifting gang arrested, car seized Investigation Police Defence claimed to have arrested two felons of a car lifter gang and seized one car from them. Nine cases have been traced against them. According to a police handout, on the directives of Capital City Police Officer, Pervaz Rathore, SP Investigation Cantt Division constituted a special team under the supervision of In-charge Investigation Defence comprising other officials. The team collected the particulars of the car lifter gang and arrested its two criminals. The felons of this gang used to get job of driver in different houses on fake identity cards and steal cars. The areas where the criminals confessed to commit crime are Defence A and B Block, Ghalib Market and Iqbal Town. The police have recovered one car from their possession. The arrested were identified as ringleader Mumtaz alias Arshad alias Riaz and Muhammad Hanif alias Ashraf. Further investigation is in progress. Capital City Police officer, Muhammad Pervaz Rathore has announced cash prizes and commendatory certificates for the police team.