Book those using LEAs' uniforms for criminal activities: IHC.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) expressed concern over the use of security agencies' uniforms by individuals committing criminal activities in the federal capital, and directed to book them.

Issuing a written order on Saturday, a day after the high court heard the recovery case of Murad Akbar, brother of a former premier's adviser on interior and accountability Shahzad Akbar, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani stated that a gang was involved in these activities.

As per the court order, authorities should file a separate case against these criminals and submit a copy of it to the court.

The court was further informed that a first information report (FIR) had been registered in the case of Murad's disappearance, the written order maintained.

The IHC's order came after the ministries of defence and interior and DIG Operations informed it that neither the Rangers, nor counterterrorism department (CTD) or police officials had picked up the ex-SAPM's brother.

The order also stated that it is the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to deal with such incidents.

Directing secretary interior, DG Rangers and IG Islamabad to appear in person on June 5, the IHC stated that 'the protection of life and property of citizens is the responsibility of the state'.

A day earlier, Justice Kayani had said that people were being picked up by men "dressed in" Rangers and police uniforms but "nobody cares".

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