The Hyderabad circuit bench of the Sindh High Court on Thursday observed that cases of missing persons were on the increase in society and once someone went missing no clue was found to his whereabouts. Many Shia Muslims have also gone missing but no action has yet been taken by the authorities concerned for their recovery or release.
Justices Abdul Maalik Gaddi and Fahim Ahmed Siddiqui made the observation while hearing a petition filed by Suleman Bhand seeking recovery of his brother Abdul Ghafoor Bhand who had been missing for the past two years.
The court fixed hearing of the case for Dec 4 at 11am with directives to Hyderabad Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Naeem Ahmed Shaikh to step up efforts for recovering the missing person and exempted the officer from personal attendance.
The DIG assured the bench that he would direct all SHOs concerned that henceforth if any person disappeared in their jurisdiction, stern action would be taken against them.