SHC Chief Justice’s son kidnapped in Karachi

KARACHI: The son of the chief justice of the Sindh High Court (SHC) went missing outside a super store on Monday. An eight member committee which includes two DIGs has been formed to investigate the kidnapping of Owais Ali Shah son of Sindh High Court Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah.

Police sprung to action after Owais was kidnapped by four men from superstore in Clifton Area on Monday. At least 25 suspects have been arrested in raids conducted in different parts of the city.

Advocate Ovais Ali Shah, the son of Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, was last seen at Agha’s Super Market in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) around noon, according to DIG South Munir Sheikh.

Advocate Ovais’s mobile phone has been powered off since. DIG Sheikh said police were reported about the incident around 9:15pm and an investigation was filed immediately.

The CCTV footage showed Advocate Ovais shopping in the super store. A team of police forensic experts got hold of the fingerprints from Advocate Ovais’s car parked outside the super store.

A TV channel quoted eyewitnesses as saying that when Advocate Ovais left the super store, four masked gunmen got down from a white car bearing police registration number and stopped him. Initially, Advocate Ovais resisted, but then they caught him and put him in their car.

Following the incident, police started snap checking in the city as well as at all its entry and exit points.

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad has taken the notice of the incident. They have instructed the law enforcement agencies to use all available resources to recover Advocate Ovais.

Moreover, Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal also directed IGP Allah Dino Khowaja to find Advocate Ovais as soon as possible. Meantime, the IGP visited the SHC chief justice’s residence and provided him information about initial investigation.

Advocate Ovais, a lawyer of the SHC, is a member of the Sindh Bar Council and the Sindh High Court Bar Association. A lawyer of original side, Advocate Ovais was currently handling around 90 cases in the SHC.

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