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No missing persons in custody: FC

Frontier Corps (FC) blamed for the disappearance of dozens of people told the Supreme Court on Tuesday it had no missing persons in its custody.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on July 13 ordered the FC commander Major General Obaidullah Khattak to produce 16 missing people.
FC in a written statement submitted at the court on Tuesday said it had conducted “internal inquiries” and found the group of missing people “was not held in the custody of FC”.
It said in many cases insurgents dressed in FC uniforms committed “high profile acts of terrorism and heinous crimes… thus bringing (a) bad name to this federal organisation”.
Chaudhry said he was not satisfied with the FC’s reply and directed the paramilitary and civilian officials to appear again before the court on Wednesday.
“There is apparent failure of the executive machinery to control law and order,” Chaudhry said.
It is the latest effort from the Supreme Court aimed at bringing military and intelligence agencies to book over mass arrests of alleged terror suspects, many of whom are never seen again.
The Supreme Court is also hearing a case involving the alleged abduction of 32 people, two of whom were killed, in the Totak Khuzdar in February last year. Fourteen were released by security forces.
Rights activists have accused the military of mass arrests and extrajudicial executions in its bid to put down insurgency that erupted in 2004.
In February, seven men allegedly held by intelligence services appeared before the Supreme Court, more than a year and a half after being detained in connection with terror attacks.



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2 Comments

  1. Sophist said:

    This is the best strategy by FC to announce that they don't have the custody of missing persons, since they have already tortured to death so many.
    My hearty condolence to families who have lost there love once. I am sorry, the irony is that I cannot do much for you all there other than writing my comments here.

  2. Basit said:

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