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LHC directs authorities to produce Abid Boxer on July 27

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to produce infamous encounter specialist Abid Boxer before it on July 27.

Justice Anwarul Haq of the LHC gave this direction after he was informed that Boxer has been in the relevant authorities’ custody since February this year.

Deputy Attorney General Syed Zafar Abbas Gilani told the court that former police officer, who was involved in many criminal acts, including murder, attempted murder and land-grabbing, has been brought back to Pakistan from Dubai in February.

Earlier this year, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and police had shown ignorance about the whereabouts of the former cop in their replies submitted to the court.

In February, it was reported that the notorious encounter specialist has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in connection with a fraud case and extradited to Pakistan through Interpol. However, the official word was that he has not been taken into custody.

Boxer’s father-in-law petitioned the high court, fearing that the former cop might be killed in an encounter.

He stated that his son-in-law has been handed over to Pakistani authorities after his arrest by Interpol at Dubai Airport and pleaded that he may be provided security and protection.

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