Rawalpindi: Arrest warrants of two jail officials issued Prisoner ‘torture’ case
RAWALPINDI: An additional district and sessions (ASJ) judge here on Saturday issued warrants for the arrest of the superintendent and a doctor of Adiala jail for not appearing in court despite repeated summons.
ASJ Abdul Noor Nasir issued the arrest warrants of the two jail officials after they did not turn up in the court to submit their reply for not carrying out medical examination of Zameer Akhtar, an under-trial prisoner, who is an accused in a murder case registered with Chauntra police.
The prisoner alleged that the jail authorities had tortured him and did not carry out his medical checkup despite court orders and were also not appearing before the court.
In another case, the judge directed the SHO Civil Lines Police and in charge Morgah police post to submit their comments in response to an application filed by a man alleging that they were harassing him over a false complaint lodged against him.
Rashid Mehmood, in his petition, said his father Nazir Khan was killed in July last year, and four men were nominated in the FIR and the accused were being tried in a court of law.
Rashid alleged that a woman from his rivals’ side lodged a complaint with the police, claiming that he had abducted her just to pressurise him to compromise with his father’s killers.
He further alleged that the police had been harassing him by calling him time and again to Morgah police post and asking him to submit his views.
Meanwhile ASJ Abdul Rehman Awan awarded two-and-a-half years imprisonment each to two men and two years jail to the third convict in a drug pushing case.