ISLAMABAD: A man who had been pursuing litigation in the Lahore High Court against the Jamaatud-Dawa’s self-styled ‘sharia courts’ was briefly kidnapped, drugged and threatened by two unidentified men, local media reported on Wednesday.
“I was heading to the high court on my motorcycle when two bearded men intercepted me... One of them took control of the bike, while the other sat behind me before heading towards Miani Sahib graveyard,” Khalid Saeed, a property dealer, told journalists from a hospital where he is recovering.
The Qazi or judge of “Darul-Qaza Sharia”, established by JuD, had summoned Saeed to its headquarters to defend himself against allegations levelled in a complaint from his former business partner. Saeed never obeyed the order and instead approached the high court for remedy.
The high court heard the petition and directed the provincial home secretary to look into the matter and decide it strictly in accordance with law after hearing the petitioner’s version. A division bench was to hear the matter on Tuesday.
Saeed said the kidnappers forced him to drink a glass of juice before throwing him in semi-conscious state. “I could only call a friend for help before passing out,” he said, adding that the duo kept threatening him with dire consequences if he did not withdraw the cases.