The Lahore High Court( LHC) will renew hearing a solicitation seeking the release of anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan as the intelligencer’s whereabouts remain unknown for the fourth day on Sunday. In the court hail on Friday, Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti had ordered police to produce a videotape record of anchorperson Imran Riaz leaving Sialkot jail after Riaz’s mama told the court he remained missing.
Rana Maroof Khan said that his counsel was arrested by the Punjab police under the conservation of Public Order rules which allows preemptive detentions to insure law and order — at the Sialkot field on May 11 two days after violent demurrers broke out across the country following PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest — and taken to the Cantt police station. He was latterly shifted to the Sialkot captivity. During this time, his family had no contact with him. subsequently, certain rumours started circulating on social media so a writ solicitation was filed through attorneys in the LHC on the morning on May 12.
“ During the hail, the honourable principal justice directed the attorney general to present Riaz in court by autumn the same day, ” he said. still, the counsel went on to say, when the hail proceeded the Punjab DPO told the court that Riaz was arrested at the field while trying to fly abroad and shifted to jail as the quarter government issued his detention order. “ The functionary added the government had withdrawn the detention order after the anchorperson submitted an affidavit and he’d said the anchorperson was released from jail, ” Maroof said, adding that the court had expressed displeasure over the statement and directed the functionary to submit CCTV footage of the intelligencer leaving Sialkot jail. He toldDawn.com that the court will renew hearing the case hereafter( May 15).
“ We hope reason will prevail and Imran Riaz will be either released or brought to court on Monday. ” The counsel also said that according to captivity rules, a person could only be released from jail before evening and not latterly than that. “ The police in their statement have said that Riaz was released from jail at 10 pm, so they will be answerable for this in court. “ They will also have to give details regarding who Riaz was handed over to after arrest, ” Maroof added. He further advised the officers that the court could take strict action if the police or jail authorities tries to mislead the court. On the other hand, the PTI has also raised enterprises over the “ exposure of Imran Riaz ”. In his first videotape communication after release a day before, Imran stressed that Riaz would be tortured just like Azam Swati and other PTI leaders. “ We also sweat that he’ll be killed and if anything happens to him the same will be responsible those who killed Arshad Sharif. ”