SC approached for help in finding missing student

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has been asked to intervene and take notice of the treatment meted out to a student who disappeared, was believed to have been “killed in an encounter” with security forces, then was mysteriously resurrected and has now been awarded a death sentence by a military court for his alleged involvement in acts of terrorism.

The petition has been moved by Advocate Inamul Raheim, a lawyer who had been pursuing the cases of missing persons. The petition asks that the conduct of the security agencies, which has created mistrust, unrest and fear among the general public, be examined.

The victim, Aksan Mehboob, his lawyer claimed, had a brilliant academic record before he went missing from Lahore on July 14 2014. Despite their best efforts, his parents were unable to establish his whereabouts.

On July 18, 2014, they received the shock of their life when they came to know through the media that Mehboob had been killed in an encounter near Raiwind, along with another terrorist who allegedly belonged to Al Qaeda.

Police then raided Mehboob’s house, but nothing suspicious was found. His parents, meanwhile, kept asking for their son’s body to be handed over to them.


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