Inamur Rahim in state custody, admits govt
RAWALPINDI: A defense ministry official reported on Thursday that Col (retd) Inamur Rahim was in the custody of law enforcement agencies and is currently being interrogated.
The revelation came during the hearing on the night of December 16 in connection with Rahim’s abduction from his home in Rawalpindi. The case is being heard at the Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi Registry.
The court expressed its frustration over the matter and summoned the additional attorney general until postponing the hearing until tomorrow for further questions related to the case.
Two weeks ago, Rahim was abducted from his home in Rawalpindi by unidentified individuals, who pursued court cases on behalf of the families of several missing persons.
Rahim was kidnapped from his home in the garrison town’s Askari 14 Housing Scheme, according to his son Husnain Inam. Husnain said his father had been “picked” from the house by about eight to 10 people.
“They gained entry into our house by claiming to be my friends. My mother had opened the door [thinking they were my friends],” he had stated.
“These people were armed, they forcibly woke my father up before taking him along,” he had said.
His father was taken away in a black window car, according to the son, while another black windowed vehicle followed. “At midnight, the incident happened,” he said.
The Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (CIED) announced in a monthly progress report last year that since March 2011, 6,051 cases had been identified before the CIED.