KARACHI: Advocate General (AG) Sindh Abdul Fatah Malik claimed on Wednesday that the Rangers’ detaining former federal minister Dr Asim Hussain was illegal.
He claimed during a hearing of a case relating to Dr Asim’s custody in the Sindh High Court (SHC).
Meanwhile, the detention has been challenged by Dr Asim’s wife under Section 11-EEEE of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
Arguing before a divisional bench of the SHC under Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, the Advocate General Sindh stated that the paramilitary force hadn’t sought permission from the Sindh government before apprehending Dr Asim.
He argued that Dr Asim did not have a criminal record and that the Rangers had not manifested any substantial evidence in this regard.
Upon the arguments, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah pointed out that the Rangers had apprehended many people and interrogated whether they needed permission from the Sindh government for these detentions.
The bench adjourned the case for further arguments to October 26
Earlier, Dr Asim was taken into custody on August 26 over his alleged hands in a graft-related fraud and handed over to the Rangers for a 90-day detention afterwards.