BHC directs police to submit report about detention of students in Quetta

Government had not issued any order for the arrest of students: AIG Police Razzaq Cheema informed the court

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Staff Reporter:

The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Thursday directed the police to submit a report about the detention of students during a protest demonstration in Quetta. A divisional bench of the BHC comprising chief justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail and justice Nazeer Ahmed Langove passed this order during hearing of a petition filed against online classes in the province. The Baloch Students Organization (BSO) has challenged the online classes in Balochistan through its counsels, former Supreme Court Bar Association President, Kamran Murtaza advocate, Mir Attaullah Langove advocate.

The Additional Inspector General of Police Balochistan, Razzaq Cheema appeared before the court. Mr. Cheema told the bench that the government had not issued any instruction for the arrests of students and that superintendent of police city has been from the post in this regard.

Police in Quetta detained over 50 students during a protest demonstration against online classes on Wednesday evening. The students were later released from various police stations in the city.

Mr. Langove argued during the hearing that most areas of the province were deprived of internet facility and that launching of online classes was beyond imagination.

The court thus directed the police to make sure fair inquiry into the arrest of students and the case was adjourned till the next hearing.

All detained students released, SP Quetta City removed

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