Rawalpindi: Police torture case hearing adjourned until Jan 21
RAWALPINDI: District and Session Judge Mian Khadim Hussain on Monday adjourned until January 21 the torture case of Shamraiz Qaiser, who was severely beaten by the Adiala Jail deputy superintendent. A resident of Gujar Khan, Qaiser had been detained in Adiala Jail since January 28, 2007. He was arrested in a dacoity case. On December 13 and 26, the jail deputy superintendent allegedly tortured Qaiser and severely injured him.
Instead of providing medical treatment to the accused, the jailer shifted him to ‘Kasori Chaki’ (jail within the jail). His nephew Shafiq Hussain filed cases in the civil courts but despite court orders the jailer did not bring Qaiser before a medical board and court.
Hussain also approached the Punjab Home Department requesting for Qaiser’s medical examination. The Home Department directed the prison inspector general to produce a complete record of the case.
Hussain then contacted the Law, Justice and Human Rights Ministry for justice. The ministry asked Jail Superintendent Mohsin Rafiq to conduct a medical examination of the accused by the District Headquarters Hospital medical board. But no action was taken.
Taking to journalists, Hussain said despite court orders and directives from the higher authorities, the Adiala Jail deputy superintendent did not present his uncle before the medical board of the District Headquarters Hospital for examination. He said the jail deputy superintendent was continuously disobeying orders.
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