SARGODHA – On the court directives, a bailiff recovered a citizen from the illegal detention of the Urban Area Police Station here the other day.

Nazir Ahmed, a resident of Urban Area and brother of the detenue, had filed an habeas corpus petition against the police in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Malik Mushtaq Elahi Bingi. He said the police had unlawfully detained his brother Ijaz Ahmed who was an employee of a Irrigation Department.

In the petition, he pointed out that his brother had been arrested some days ago by the Urban Area Police Station personnel but had not been produced in the court so far.

According to the provision of Article 10-(1) and (2), when a police arrest a person, he/she would be produced before a magistrate within 24 hours.

The DSJ appointed a bailiff, who raided the police station and recovered the victim in deteriorated condition.