LAHORE - The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday disposed of the petition seeking recovery of a Canadian national Sikh lady Rajvinder Kaur Gill who went missing since she arrived in Pakistan on August 25 last year.

Justice Sardar Tariq Masood disposed of the petition after statement of DSP Khalid Abu Bakar saying that they had registered FIR and arrested nominated accused Hafiz Shehzad Hussain. He said they also had recovered laptop of the deceased from his custody.

He said the family of the deceased had also identified the laptop. He said they had contacted Interpol for custody of his accomplice Shahid Ghazanfar, who flew to Germany after killing her.

Advocate Aftab Bajwa, counsel for Rajvinder, requested the court that bank accounts of Rajvinder Kaur in Switzerland and Canada were still operating and they should be frozen.

The court also directed the DSP to write to the banks concerned and took details about them and acts accordingly. He also directed the DSP to hold investigation purely on the merit and according to the law.  Following the LHC directions, Sarwar Road Police had on January 2 registered an FIR under kidnapping charges on the complaint of Sikandar Singh Gill.

In his petition, Sikandar Singh Gill stated that his daughter Kaur reached Lahore Airport from Canada on August 25. He said when she reached Lahore, she had Canadian passport bearing number 354321045161686, cash, laptop, gold ornaments and other things of personal use with her. He added that she was in contact with Shahid Ghazanfar alias Karishna Roy and Shehzad etc but so far they could not find her neither she called her family telephonically after reaching Pakistan.  Meanwhile, the Sarwar Road investigation Police on Monday produced accused Hafiz Shahzad before the Cantonment judicial magistrate.

The accused confessed his crime–kidnapping and murdering the Sikh lady– before the magistrate.

The magistrate granted five days remand of the accused to the police.

PLEA AGAINST QADRI: The LHC has been urged to issue directions to federal and Punjab government to stop Dr Tahirul Qadri from taking a long march to Islamabad.

Advocate Rana Ilamuddin Ghazi filed the petition saying there is a possibility of terrorist attack on the long march announced by Dr Qadri. He says how come a government could protect the lives of the people attending the long march which has been failed to protect processions of Muharram.

Petitioner pleads that Dr Qadri should be asked to explain as to how he will ensure protection of the participants of his long march to be held on Jan 14. He prays to the court to restrain the long march as Dr Qadri should not be allowed to put the lives of millions of people in danger.

Meanwhile, another lawyer Syed Feroz Shah Gillani sent a legal notice to Dr Qadri asking him to surrender his Canadian nationality before striving for the cause of the poor masses of the country.

The lawyer in his notice states that loyalty to state and obedience to Constitution is the first duty of every citizen of Pakistan. He says that Dr Qadri, being a dual national, cannot be loyal to two countries at the same time as the loyalty is not divisible.