Lahore: Rape accused has bail cancelled
LAHORE: Additional District and Sessions Judge Qamar Ijaz on Tuesday cancelled the post-arrest bail of Muhammad Zubair, accused of raping seven-year-old Tayyeba. The judge cancelled the bail, ruling that the crime was heinous and fell under the prohibitory clause. The accused could not be given the concession of bail, he said. On March 11, Zubair, Talha, Muzamil and Muzaffar allegedly raped Tayyeba in Sidhanwali village of Ferozewala, when she was returning home from school.
Former inspector general (IG) of police Syed Azhar Hassan Nadeem suspended Narang Mandi deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Khadim Hussain and station house officer (SHO) Riaz Hussain for allegedly defending the main accused, Zubair, and not nominating him in the First Information Report (FIR). An FIR was also registered against the DSP and the SHO under Section 201 of the Pakistan Penal Code and Section 155 of the Police Order 2002 on March 16.
Tayyeba’s mother Nusrat on Tuesday accused Zubair of raping her daughter with the help of Talha, Muzafar and Muzamil. She alleged that the police had declared them innocent during the investigations and had released them. Free Legal Aid and Settlement chairman Anis AA Saadi, Mian M Bashir Saif, Muhammad Irfan, Razzaq Ibrahim and Imran Ali voluntarily appeared in the court from the victim’ side. Advocate Mahboob Ahmed Khan and Nadeem Anthony of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan also attended court proceedings. The judge adjourned the hearing till June 3.