Lahore: LHC gives police more time to recover four kidnapped people
LAHORE: Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday gave police time to redress the grievance of a petitioner whose enemies had allegedly abducted his family and cut off a woman’s nose.
The judge also directed the petitioner to record his statement with the police on Thursday. On Wednesday, the Tandianwala inspector and the deputy superintendent of police concerned appeared in court and stated that they had registered an FIR in the case, but the complainant was not pursuing it. The judge adjourned the hearing till next week.
Petitioner Nosher Ahmed moved the LHC seeking the recovery of four relatives from the illegal custody of his ‘enemies’.
Ahmed submitted that about four months ago, Sarwar, Sabtain, Wadhawa, Ahmed and Niaz had kidnapped five of his relatives – Muhammad Anwar, Akhtar, Noor Hussain, Maqsoodan and Bilqees.
Ahmed said the kidnappers had cut the nose of Bilqees, his sister-in-law, on December 12, 2004. He said he had lodged an FIR with Tandianwala Police. He said the police arrested only one of them, Sabtain, and locked him up.
Ahmed said the abductors had forced Bilqees to record a statement with the police to help bail out Sabtain. He said that even after Bilqees had recorded her statement, the abductors did not release them and tortured them.
Escape He said that Bilqees fled from the abductors on June 23 and told him about her ordeal. Ahmed alleged that the accused had also raped Bilqees in front of her husband, Anwar. He said that he went to the Tandianwala station house officer after Bilqees’ return, but the SHO refused to register an FIR against the abductors.
Ransom Ahmed also told the court that the accused had telephoned him to demand Rs 300,000 as ransom for the release of the hostages.
He said that he filed a petition before a Tandianwala additional and sessions judge who ordered the DSP to investigate. He said the DSP called the accused repeatedly, but they did not appear before him and the four people of his family were still in their custody.