Karachi: Accused lawyers remanded in gang rape case
KARACHI: The Judicial and Sessions Magistrate on Monday remanded two lawyers, Nayyar and Kokab, till December 6 for their alleged involvement in gang–raping a teenager Sana, 19, who was recently converted to Islam along with her sister. Earlier, the police have presented both the accused before the court of the Magistrate Inamulla Koloro, where the victim Sana recognised them as guiltier. The court after submitting her statement has also issued directives for the DNA test and ordered to submit the test report in the next hearing.
The prosecution has submitted before the court that the victim along with her sister Tayyaba aged 16 were brought to the flat located in Tariq Road within the jurisdiction of Ferozeabad police station by the accused where they raped her one-by-one.
Earlier, both the sisters have recorded their statements before the police that the said lawyers were involved in this heinous crime.
According to the reports, both the sisters had left their Gujranwala home reportedly to embrace Islam. The ages of accused lawyers are 55 and 53 respectively and are married.
The reports said that the two girls were Christian who left their hometown and came to Karachi to convert to Islam. For this purpose they went to City Court Karachi to seek shelter and in this regard they met with the said lawyers who assured them that they would provide them with protection. But they took them to a flat instead a shelter home.
After arresting the said accused, the Ferozabad police registered an FIR 1213/2008, under sections 365–B, 345, 376-B and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code against the two lawyers on the complaint of the rape victim.
Meanwhile, the division bench of Sindh High Court comprises of Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Dr Qamaruddin Bohra has dismissed the case regarding the land dispute on the petition filed by Sheikh Abdul Majeed against harassing and occupying his land by the regional officers of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) of Karachi.
The petitioner had submitted in his application that the four acres land in Malir had been provided to him in 1978 by the then deputy commissioner for business purposes, while he received the orders for possession in 1979. Later he established a poultry farm on the land. He claimed that in 1993 he received a notice by the Commander Malir Gate in which he was directed to vacate the land.
Later, he approached the lower court and submitted the petition, where the court had issued orders on December 24, 2000, in his favour and instructed him to not vacate the land. The court had also asked to appoint a military official from Islamabad for the demarcation of the land to solve the prolong dispute between them but so far no official from Islamabad has arrived here.
He said that the PAF officials were still harassing him. He also claimed that his poultry farm has been demolished by the officials.
In another court, the bench headed by Chief Justice SHC Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Monday adjourned the hearing on the bail plea moved by the accused Mohammad Boota allegedly involved in transferring a piece of land of slain former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in his name illegally till December 1.
The hearing was conducted before the court where the lawyer on behalf of the applicant appeared and requested of granting further time to place the record of sale deed. The court accepted his request and gave him more time.