ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC), on Monday, summoned Secretary Interior and the Lohi Bher Police in a case regarding the alleged kidnapping of former adviser to Sindh government, Nawab Ali Leghari. Justice Mohsan Akhtar Khan Kiani heard the case filed by Nawab Ali Leghari’s wife against the alleged kidnapping of her husband. The petitioner had cited in her plea that her husband was kidnapped by unknown people from an area of Sawan Garden in the jurisdiction of Lohi Bher Police Station on April 5. She said that the police had failed to recover Mr. Leghari. After hearing the arguments, the court summoned the Secretary of the interior ministry and Lohi Bher Police Station officials to submit a reply and adjourned the case. It may be mentioned here that the police had registered a First Information Report (FIR) on the application of the abducted man’s cousin, who claimed that some individuals in a black Toyota Vigo claiming to be government employees, kidnapped the former adviser from his residence after checking his identity card. No possible motive was given by the police for the kidnapping. Officials and the abducted person’s relatives said that Nawab Ali Leghari was abducted by unknown persons from his residence located in Lohi Bher area late on Tuesday. Some channels quoted his family members as saying that people in plain clothes, who allegedly identified themselves as security officials, came to the house and asked the former adviser to produce his national identity card. “Upon verification, he was forcefully dragged into a black Toyota Vigo and since then his whereabouts are unknown,” the relatives said. Meanwhile, the IHC reserved its judgment regarding the protective bail of former parliamentarian, Dr. Arbab Alamgir Khan and his wife, ex-MNA, Asma Arbab Alamgir, in a case allegedly pertaining to accumulating wealth beyond known sources of income. A division bench headed by Justice Aamir Farooq comprising Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the petition filed by both the former PPP MPs. Barrister Masroor Shah argued that his clients were willingly to face court proceedings and had also decided to participate in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) inquiry. He said the return tickets of his clients had been booked and they would appear in the court on the coming Monday. However, it had come into notice through the media that the authority would arrest both of them on their arrival in Pakistan. The counsel prayed the court to grant a protective bail to his clients to appear before the court without being taken into custody. He also said that his clients were being harassed. The bench asked the counsel why his clients wanted to land in Islamabad as they were residents of Peshawar. Barrister Masroor said that both the accused had a house in Islamabad also and they needed about two days to get prepared for the case. The NAB’s counsel adopted the stance that the accused must be present to get the protective bail. After hearing the arguments from both the sides at large, the court reserved the judgment.