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Missing Persons Case: AG submits reply in court

ISLAMABAD: The Attorney General on Thursday submitted his reply over three points raised by the Supreme Court about registration of FIR against an in-service military official, ARY News reported on Thursday.

The apex court had sought legal opinion of the Attorney General over three points in the missing persons case about registration of case against a currently serving military official.

Attorney General submitted his reply in the apex court regarding FIRs against serving armed forces personnel. He submitted his reply in the hearing of the Malakand missing persons case, which concerns the disappearance of 35 people from an internment centre in the region.

A bench, headed by Justice Jawwad Khawaja, remarked that there was no doubt that an FIR could be registered against a serving army man but the question was whether the case would be heard in an army court or a civilian court.

The court said that there should be rules regarding handing over of an army man to military authorities from the magistrate.

A magistrate should provide reasons if he hands over a detained army personnel to military authorities, the court said.

The court adjourned the case hearing for 10 days.

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