Karachi: Gang-rape case
KARACHI: Meanwhile, the same court recorded arguments on a bail application and reserved the order till Sept 29. Shaban Sheikh, the accused in a gang–rape case, had earlier moved the bail application through his counsel in court. The defence counsel said his client was implicated in the case since the first information report of the case was registered after a delay of nine days. Requesting the court to grant him bail, the counsel said the accused had been behind the bars for the last one year. The public prosecutor arguing that the plea was not on the merit said the victim`s family had nominated the accused in the FIR. He said that the Sindh High Court and a sessions court had already rejected the bail applications of the accused.
According to the prosecution, 13–year–old Kainat Soomro was gang–raped by around four men in the Mehar Village of Dadu after being kidnapped from her home last year.
The police arrested Shaban Sheikh, Sheikh Ashan, Roshan and Aleem for their alleged involvement in the case.
Initially, the case was tried in a sessions court of Dadu. However, the high court transferred the case to a sessions court in Karachi since Ghulam Nabi Soomro, the father of the victim, moved an application to court, maintaining that his daughter and family members were given threats by the respondents/accused and it was very difficult for them to pursue the case in Dadu.