ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Punjab police to ensure recovery of missing Zaheer Muzaffar and produce him within two week.
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed heard the case of Zaheer Muzaffar who went missing from Rawalpindi on February 26, 2011.
In pursuance of the court’s directions, Additional Attorney General Tariq Mahmood Khokkar while submitting written statement of Punjab police informed the court that in view of the investigation done so for, it has been cleared that Zaheer had not taken any formal religious education and had no Jehadi leaning.
The court was informed that Zaheer’s association with any Jehadi organisation could also not be established. The call data analysis of his cell number revealed that he used his mobile only to contact his relatives.
The written statement of police further revealed that during the investigation, no evidence had come forth regarding involvement of agencies in disappearance of Zaheer.
The additional attorney general while reading out the written statement of police further apprised the court that during the meeting of the joint investigation team (JIT), Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI) denied their involvement or any knowledge about Zaheer.
Therefore, in view of the evidence available on record this case is not of enforced disappearance and the investigation so for points to the probability that Zaheer had gone on his own, the written statement of police revealed.
It also assured the court that hectic efforts are being made for the recovery of the missing person.
The court directed Additional Attorney General Tariq Mahmood Khokar to ensure recovery of Zaheer and produce him before the court within two weeks.
Zaheer was working as a cook in the house of a president of a bank. Muhammad Muzaffar, father of Zaheer, claimed that his son was allegedly abducted by the agencies.