Commissioner summoned in petition against sub-jail.

ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday summoned the chief commissioner over a petition filed against establishment of the sub-jail in Islamabad.

Crime Intelligence Agency (CIA) building of the capital police has been declared sub-jail or judicial lock-up to keep people who might be arrested during the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) long march.

The decision has been taken in response to a request made by the Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Irfan Nawaz Memon and Assistant Inspector General of Police Operations Zahida Bukhari to chief commissioner Islamabad on Nov 3.

According to a notification issued from the office of chief commissioner under section 541 of the CrPC 1860, read with the Section 3 of Prison Act 1894, the capital police shall be responsible for the security of the sub-jail as well as prisoners.

Islamabad Police detained Zahid Akbar, an activist of PTI in the sub-jail. Akbar's son challenged the said notification before IHC.

IHC Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani took up the petition against the notification. Advocate Ali Bukhari, counsel of the petitioner adopted before the court that the police detained Akbar in the sub-jail for allegedly planning to sabotage the metro bus station. He said that the jail's notification has been issued in violation of provisions of law and...

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