Pak Home Ministry given a week’s time to reply in Davis shootout victims’ heirs case

April 12th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, April 12(ANI): The Lahore High Court has granted a week’s time to the Pakistan Interior Ministry to submit its reply on the mysterious disappearance of the legal heirs of the January 27 Raymond Davis shootout victims.

The heirs of the two victims- Faizan Haider and Faheem - have been missing since they pardoned double murder-accused Davis in return for compensation worth 200 million rupees.

The LHC issued the directive on Tuesday during the hearing of a petition filed by a lawyer, Malik Munsif Awan, who had submitted that there were apprehensions that the families of the two victims were forced to accept blood money for the release of Davis.

He had also apprehended that the ‘missing’ families had been abducted and kept in illegal detention, and requested the court to summon the concerned authorities and direct them to ‘recover’ the victims’ families and present them in the court.

During the last hearing, the LHC had directed the federal and the Punjab governments to recover the legal heirs of the shootout victims within ten days.

A reply from the Punjab Law Minster Rana Sana Ullah about heirs’ presence in Rawalpindi was submitted to the court today, the Dawn reports.

The court was told that after getting the blood money, the heirs were last seen with their counsel Raja Irshad, therefore, he should be inquired about it.

Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry, who heard the case, adjourned it till April 19. (ANI)

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