Rawalpindi - The Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi Bench has directed City Police Officer (CPO) and Superintendent of Adiala Jail to appear before the court in person on July 14 in a matter related to detention of a person after acquittal from terrorism and murder charges.

An Anti Terrorism Court in Lahore had acquitted a person namely Malik Teshin of Rawalpindi and later he was again arrested and detained by law enforcement agencies on charges of sectarian killings, double murder and 16 MPO. LHC Rawalpindi Bench Justice Ibad ur Rehman Lodhi summoned the CPO and Superintendent Adiala Jail in person on July 14, 2015 in response to a writ petition filed by Saima Qureshi, wife of missing person, through her lawyer Qazi Ahmed Naheem Qureshi, making IG Punjab, RPO and CPO as respondents, sources informed The Nation here on Saturday.

In the writ petition, Petitioner Saima Qureshi told the court that her husband Malik Tehsin, a loader by profession, was implicated in various cases ranging from terrorism to murders and sectarianism time and again by police and other law enforcement agencies and was sent to jails. She said that later her husband was acquitted by an ATC in a terrorism case in Lahore.

Saima added that in 2015 police detained again her husband under 16 MPO on orders of Punjab government while she challenged the decision with the apex court. She said that on court notice, her husband was freed from Adiala Jail recently but picked up again by Elite Force Commandoes outside the jail. She mentioned that later she received a phone call from a private number in which the caller told her that Taxila police had arrested her husband in connection with a murder case and sent him to Adiala Jail .

The petitioner pleaded the court to direct the police to tell whereabouts of her husband. Accepting the writ petition, LHC Rawalpindi Bench Justice Ibad ur Rehman Lodhi ordered CPO and Superintendent Adiala Jail to appear before the court in person on July 14 to tell whereabouts of a missing person, sources added.

Talking to The Nation, Qazi Ahmed Naseer Qureshi confirmed the development. He told that the bad time of Malik Tehsin started in 2004 when Taxila police held him along with his nephew Bilal in a fake case. He said that he filed a petition with the then LHC Justice Akhter Shabbir, who taking notice, summoned the then SSP Marwat Shah and asked him to recover both missing persons. Following court orders, Bilal was released but Lahore police registered a terrorism case against Tehsin with Police Station Lari Ada besides a double murder case in Taxila.

However, courts dropped terrorism and murder charges against him and freed him. “In 2014, police again held Tehsin from his house at Quaid-e-Azam Colony in 2014,” he said, adding that LHC Justice Tariq Abbasi on a writ petition intervened and he was set free on GT Road Rawat.

In 2015, the lawyer said, Malik Tehsin was once again detained under 16 MPO for one month and later the government extended his extension for 30 more days. He said that he challenged the government decision with LHC Rawalpindi Bench after which court sought report from authorities. But this time again, the authorities released him from Adiala Jail two days before facing the court. Unfortunately, Qazi said, Elite Force again lifted Malik Tehsin soon after his release from Adiala Jail , adding that Saima Qureshi received a phone call from unknown caller in which she was told that her husband was arrested by Taxila police and sent him to Adiala Jail in a murder and narcotics case. “Meanwhile, CPO Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi sought report from Taxila police in connection with arrest of Malik Tehsin,” sources said.