The boy was produced before the apex court along with his father. The IG said the boy returned home on Saturday after the police sought help from agencies, but it is not sure who held him.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry remarked that it should be probed that who abducted him and said that the number of missing persons is increasing, and if someone has committed a crime he should be dealt as per law.

The father of Umer told the bench that some unidentified men had picked up his son in front of him. ‘We came to Pakistan one-and-a-half years ago and now mulling to go back.’

The boy, in his statement, said he was interrogated during his captivity regarding various issues.

Later in it's verdict, the SC said it has been ordered earlier as well that it is illegal to detain people without any case and there was no reason to held Umer for six days. The court instructed the Attorney General to convey this to all concerned agencies and sought report into this matter within two weeks.

On March 16th, Advocate Tariq Asad submitted a civil miscellaneous application during missing prisoners case, complaining that on March 10, one Umer Muhammad Wali Khan, who was voluntarily providing food to the relatives of the detainees was picked up and his whereabouts were then unknown.

The court issued notice to the AG as well as IG Islamabad to take all necessary steps to recover Umer Muhammad Wali Khan and produce him before the court on March 19.