Islamabad - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday directed the federal capital to produce missing young lawyer Hammad Dadan Advocate before the court on June 29.

Besides this, a single bench of IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui also directed the police to register the First Information Report (FIR) of his abduction. Justice Siddiqui also remarked that it is the responsibility of the concerned area Station House Officer (SHO) to recover the person, if he is abducted.

During the hearing, SP (Headquarters) Rana Tahir appeared before the court and stated that police had no information regarding the whereabouts of the missing lawyer.

Justice Siddiqui asked from the SHO I-9 Police Station that six days had passed after the abduction of the lawyer and no FIR was registered yet.

The SHO replied that he received court’s order to appear before it on Thursday night and he did not receive any application from the plaintiff so far.

At this juncture, the petitioner’s counsel Mirza Shahzad Akbar Advocate informed the court that the father of abducted lawyer had submitted the application with the police station for registration of case and president of Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA) had contacted the Inspector General (IG) Islamabad but the police did not register the case. Later, the court issued above-mentioned directions and deferred the hearing till June 29 for further proceedings.

In this matter, Mumtaz Anwar Abbasi, father of detenu Hammad Dadan had moved the court through his counsel Mirza Shahzad Akbar and cited Station House Officer (SHO) Police Station I-9, Islamabad, Inspector General (IG) of Islamabad Police, Ministry of Defense through its Secretary, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Directorate, through its Director General and Ministry of Interior through its Secretary.

The petitioner informed the court that on the evening of June 20, 2015, which was the second day of the holy month of Ramzan, his son Hammad decided to attend the Tarawih prayer at Masjid Imam Abu Daud, opposite to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad and around 9 pm, Hammad, the detenue left his home and on his way to the masjid, Hammad picked up three other young friends who also wanted to attend Tarawih at Masjid Abu Daud.

The father added that these included Ammar Dadan, Abdullah Umar son of Col. (Retd) Khalid Mahmud Abassi and Ahmad son of Haji Bashir. Ammar Dadan, around 28-year-old, is a second cousin of Hammad.

Narrating his torment, he continued that at or about 11pm, the petitioner received a call on his mobile phone from Hammad’s mobile phone. He seemed in a state of shock and spoke only briefly. He said, “Father my car had been hit. We are near Beacon House. Please come to help us.” “The petitioner assured him that he was coming to help and immediately rushed out and drove towards Beacon House Margalla Campus, situated in H-8, near Shifa Hospital,” added Mumtaz Anwar.

He stated that when he reached Beacon House around 11:30pm on 20.06.2015, he found out that Hammad’s car was standing on the road and Hammad was nowhere to be found in the car. Instead, the car was surrounded by a large number of bystanders who were gathered over there. Behind Hammad’s car was another car, a Toyota Vigo, which has been left half upturned and was now being lifted up by a crane.

The aggrieved father further stated that Ahmad Bashir, the teenager friend of Hammad and the assembled people at the spot, which included a number of policemen, informed the petitioner that Hammad, Ammar and Abdullah have been abducted by armed personal belonging to Inter-Service Intelligence, respondent No. 4.

Therefore, he prayed to the court that it may be pleased to issue a writ in the nature of habeas corpus to the respondents directing them to immediately produce the detenus before this court and provide redress for the criminal offences committed by the respondents against the detenus by directing the relevant authorities that criminal charges, under the relevant laws of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan be registered against those responsible for the abduction and subsequent detention of the detenus.