Islamabad: SC orders suspension of DSP in gang rape case
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Punjab’s additional advocate general to suspend the deputy superintendent of police Kahutta for releasing the accused involved in alleged gang rape of a girl. A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, Justice Chaudhry Ejaz Yousuf and Justice Farrukh Mahmood heard the case. The chief justice had taken suo motto notice of the matter on a news report appeared in a section of the press regarding the gang rape of a girl whose parents were allegedly being pressurised by the Kahutta police to come to terms with the accused Sajjad, Amjad and Aqiq.
Additional Advocate General for Punjab Qazi Mohammad Amin apprised the court that the SHO had already been suspended, while the DSP would be transferred. He said accused Aqiq had fled to Saudi Arabia after getting bail on Nov 19. He said the three accused were arrested on Nov 17 after the girl reported the matter on Nov 16. She remained under confinement from Nov 6 to Nov 16, he added. He apprised the bench that two accused female facilitators Shehla and Shumaila had been released on interim bail. But the bench said that they should be punished for their involvement.
DIG Rawalpindi Rao Muhammad Iqbal had apprised the court on Dec 2 that an FIR had been lodged against the accused under Section 109 and other sections. He informed the court that on Nov 6, three boys kidnapped a girl and kept her for 10 days in a room and raped her blind-folded. He said the girl escaped from their clutches on Nov 16, and on the same day her father Muhammad Mushtaq filed an FIR at the Kahutta police station. He further informed the court that the medical report confirmed that the girl was raped while some other chemical examination reports were under way. He told the court that after lodging the FIR, Kahutta SHO Zulfiqar arrested two accused. However, later, DSP Habib Shah released the accused after holding a local Jirga (Panchayat) on Nov 17.