LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Monday adjourned till May 4 the hearing of a petition challenging possible extradition of 10 arrested Afghan Talibans to America. Khalid Khawaja of Defence Human Rights Commission had filed the petition challenging possible handing over of top Afghan Taliban Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and four others to America. As the proceedings started on Monday, a deputy attorney general on behalf of the government denied allegations of the petitioner regarding the arrested Afghan Talibans. The law officer further told the court the report from the Ministry of Defence was yet awaited and sought time of two weeks for the purpose of the said report. On this, Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif deferred further proceeding till May 4, giving time to the Ministry of Defence. On the last date of hearing, the Ministry of Interior had submitted a report and parawise comments in the Lahore High Court on the said petition stating it had no link with the matter. The petitioners counsel Tariq Asad Advocate pleaded that police had arrested the Taliban leaders but did not produce them before any court in Pakistan. It is unlawful and flagrant violation of the constitution of Pakistan to keep the arrested persons in custody without presenting them before court of law, the counsel said. The petitioner had requested the court to restrain government from handing over the detainees to any other foreign country. The main petition of Khalid Khawaja included names of arrested Taliban namely Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Mullah Abdul Salam, Maulvi Kabir, Mullah Muhammad and Ameer Muawiyia. Earlier, the LHC chief justice had temporarily restrained the federal as well provincial authorities from handing over the said detainees to any foreign country. Later, the petitioner had filed a civil miscellaneous application into his main petition seeking to stop extradition of five other Taliban leaders who were arrested afterwards. The CM application contained names of other Talibans including Tayyab Agha, Hakeemuddin-Mahsood, Mullah Tayyab Popalzai, Abdul Qayyum Zakir and Musa. The Taliban leaders had been part of the Taliban regime before their government was toppled by the NATO-USA attacks after incident of 9/11 and now they were arrested during joint US-Pakistani raids during on going war against terror. The petitioner had requested the court to bar foreign agencies from interrogating the Afghan detainees and issue directions that only intelligence agencies of Pakistan should conduct their interrogation.