LAHORE - A Lahore High Court division bench on Tuesday summoned CIA SP (organized crime) Umar Virk on an intra court appeal requesting to arrest former Punjab chief minister Dost Muhammad Khosa in alleged murder of his wife Sapna Khan.

The bench comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood and Justice Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah directed the SP CIA and other members of police panel to appear in person on December 10. Earlier, advancing arguments on behalf of Sapna Khan’s family, the counsel argued that even now an officer of DIG rank was not investigating the case and the LHC should supervise the investigation.

He said that on police failure to arrest the culprits and to collect the evidences, seems to have been destroyed by the local police and recovery of the body of Ms Sapna Khan, dead or alive, had made the case of a failure and as well as violation of fundamental rights as enshrined in the Constitution.

The counsel submitted that despite the laps of months and court’s clear orders the police neither arrested the accused nor recovered the dead body of Sapna Khan. At this, the court expressed displeasure over the police style of working and directed the SP CIA and others investigators to appear in person and explain the reasons behind the delay in investigation.

Previously, the family had submitted that Sapna Khan in June 2010 had gone to 12-B Ackmen road GOR-1 the residence of Dost Khosa but she did not return. Misal Khan, Sapna’s father, had alleged Dost Khosa along with his henchmen Fahim Amjad, Sajjad Ahmad, Shahir Dawood But, Rana Tanveer, Javaid Yaseen and Shahid kidnapped his daughter and later killed her.  Dost Khosa had also approached the court seeking recovery of his ex-wife Sapna Khan and case against her family. The police had already informed that since June 2010, Sapna Khan was not seen and her bank account was also not operated and even according to record she had not left the country.