Court orders post-mortem of Amir Liaquat Hussain

A judicial magistrate in Karachi on Saturday directed the authorities concerned to conduct the post-mortem of deceased MP and television personality Amir Liaquat Hussain. Passed away was on June 9th buried next day.

In copy of the order, which is available with don.com“It is clear that the cause of death of the deceased is still uncertain,” said Judicial Magistrate (East) Wazir Hussain Memon, who himself has questioned the death, either natural or unnatural, and can only be ascertained The dead body and its investigation.”

He further wrote, “In the given facts and circumstances of the case and particularly in the light of the guidelines laid down by the Hon’ble High Courts on the subject, I am of the view that the decomposition of the body of the deceased Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain is inevitable. The actual facts of his death To find out the cause so that the clouds of doubt and suspicion over his death may be dispelled.”

After Hussain’s sudden death, the police said that an autopsy would be done, but his family refused the move and the police only conducted a preliminary investigation before releasing the body.

On Friday (Yesterday) a citizen named Abdul Ahad filed an application in the court of Judicial Magistrate (East) Wazir Hussain Memon seeking post-mortem of Hussain, arguing that in the light of the judgments passed by the previous High Courts, appropriate The removal of doubt is considered sufficient to ascertain the actual cause of death of the deceased”.

He further argued that as the heirs of the deceased were not giving consent for autopsy, it was not a “legal/lawful ground for denial of request” for post-mortem examination.

The petitioner moved the court for “medical examination, dissection, excavation and post-mortem of the dead body for justice and to ascertain and ascertain the actual/actual cause of death of the deceased”.

He also sought directions to the Director General of Health of Sindh to constitute a medical board for the purpose and send Hussain’s samples to the Punjab Forensic Science Agency in Lahore for forensic examination and other tests.

The State, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of East District and Brigade Police Station House Officer (SHO) were named as respondents in the petition.

The court had fixed the date of hearing at 9 am today by issuing notices to the SSP of East District, SHO of Brigade Police and the family of Hussain.

It had reserved its decision on the petition this morning after hearing the arguments of the defendants’ lawyers.

Presenting his arguments, Sajjad Ali Dashti, representing the state, said Hussain’s successors were objecting to his post-mortem examination saying that conducting the procedure would “pain to his soul”.

“The heirs also say that they have no doubts about Hussain’s death,” the lawyer said.

Furthermore, a police report submitted to the court said that according to the police surgeon, the cause of death of Hussain cannot be ascertained until “internal examination of the body is carried out”.

After hearing these arguments, the court had reserved its verdict on the matter and later in the day issued directions for the post-mortem of Hussain.

The written order, issued later in the day, said that Hussain’s children were the custodians of his grave, “When the death is suspicious and the crime or otherwise is likely to occur, it is the basic plan of criminal law to bring the criminal machinery to the scene.” Be set in motion to find out the fact behind.”

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Hussain, 50, died earlier this month at his home in Khudadad Colony, Karachi.

the police told dawn According to his domestic staff at that time, he was not feeling well, but he did not go for a medical checkup. Later his health deteriorated after which he was taken to Aga Khan University Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

Police said Hussain’s residence was sealed for further investigation as a crime scene unit examined the house and collected evidence.

Separately, Karachi East Zone DIG Muqaddus Haider had told dawn that there were no marks of injury on his body.

Police Surgeon Dr Sumaiya Syed told dawn Hussain’s body was brought to the emergency ward of Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center around 3 pm that day and was declared brought dead on arrival. He said the body was sent to the morgue to complete the medical legal formalities, but the family refused to conduct the post-mortem.

Hussain’s ex-wife, Bushra Iqbal, with whom he had two children, also confirmed that his “heirs, Ahmed Amir and Dua Amir, had refused his post-mortem.

“As per his wish, the deceased will be taken to his final resting place with honours,” he said in a post on Instagram.

Iqbal had said that Hussain would be buried in the graveyard of the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi.

But his burial was delayed for hours amid a standoff between the police and the family of the deceased over his autopsy.

For his part, the police had initiated proceedings under section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (police to report in suicide, etc.) for his postmortem examination.

The matter was resolved after Hussain’s heirs appeared and took their statements to the judicial magistrate before they gave their statements on the matter.

Later, police surgeon Dr Sumaiya Syed accompanied by a judicial magistrate reached the morgue where Hussain’s body was kept and after preliminary investigation, the body was handed over to the heirs.

Hussain was later buried in the premises of the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi.