Peshawar: PHC bails out accused in rape, kidnapping case
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Friday granted bail to an accused charged in a kidnapping and rape case. A single bench headed by Chief Justice Tariq Pervez Khan heard the bail petition of Shabir Rehman, son of Khalil Rehman, a resident of Speena Khawra (Hangu district). He was charged under Section 494 (a) of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) on March 11, 2008 by Syed Amin for kidnapping and raping his (Syed Amin’s) young sister Shehnaz. In the first information report (FIR) registered in Hangu Police Station, the complainant brother said that on March 11, 2008 his sister went to Hangu Bazaar from home and did not return.
He stated that later they came to know that three persons Rahim Gul, Khurshid and Shabir Rehman had kidnapped her for rape.
After filing of the FIR, police arrested the three accused. Shabir Rehman filed a bail petition in the high court after subordinate courts rejected his bail applications.
On Friday, the petitioner lawyer Abdul Fayyaz Khan contended before the court that there was no evidence in the FIR against the petitioner and the case of prosecution against him was based on surmises and conjectures.
He said that the girl had herself come out of her home and was not kidnapped by the petitioner.
He further added that the charge against the petitioner was bailable and appealed the court to grant him bail.
The court after hearing arguments from both the sides, granted bail to the accused on two surety bonds of Rs 100,000 each.