ISLAMABAD Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq on Wednesday submitted a reply to the Supreme Courts Registrar Office on behalf of the intelligence agencies chiefs, stating that 11 missing prisoners of Adiala Jail were not in the custody of these agencies. In their reply, the heads of intelligence agencies also stated that they (heads of spy agencies) or the intelligence agencies could not be made respondents in the constitutional petitions. They said the petitions filed by the legal heirs of the missing prisoners or other missing persons were not maintainable. The Supreme Court will hear the case of these missing prisoners today (Thursday). A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had issued notices to the heads of secret agencies, seeking their explanation with regard to 11 missing prisoners of Adiala Jail, allegedly abducted by the intelligence agencies. The notices were issued to the heads of ISI, MI and IB. Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq apprised the court that he had approached the authorities concerned but they denied having any information about the whereabouts of the missing prisoners. He had informed the court that some concerned officials of the secret agencies wanted to meet the Chief Justice in his chamber to share some information on the issue. However, the court had rejected it directing him to himself meet them and inform the court about the information. The court had said it was not appropriate for the judges to meet them in chambers and observed that everyone should respect the court and avoid disharmony. The prisoners who went missing from the Adiala Jail after the Lahore High Court (LHC) had ordered their release include- Dr Niaz Ahmed, Mazharul Haq, Shafiqur Rehman, Muhammad Aamir, Abdul Majid, Abdul Basit, Abdul Saboor, Shafique Ahmed, Said Arab, Gul Roze and Tehseenullah. These prisoners were acquitted by the anti-terrorism court in April this year in four different cases, including rocket firing on Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra, rocket firing on the plane of former president Pervez Musharraf, suicide attack on the bus of personnel of an intelligence agency in Rawalpindi, and the suicide attack on the main entrance of the military headquarters. Even after acquittal, these prisoners were detained in the jail by the Punjab Home Department. Later, the LHC set aside their detention orders directing their immediate release and after their alleged disappearance/ abduction by the secret agencies, the LHC ordered registration of criminal case against Adiala Jail Superintendent, Saeedullah and Deputy Superintendent, Khalid Bashir.