Peshawar: Cops denied bail in molestation case
PESHAWAR: As reported by The News on Thursday, a local court on Wednesday denied bail to two policemen charged with confining and criminally intimidating a teenaged boy. The 14-year-old victim, Adnan, accused the policemen, Raees Khan and Ibad Khan, of having abused him sexually. Initially, according to the victim, the police were reluctant to register first information report against their fellows but pressure by the local people, who staged protests and held a press conference, forced the cops to file the case.
But the police booked the accused in the FIR under Section 342 (wrongful confinement) and Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) instead of booking them under Section 377 of the PPC related to sexual offence.
On Tuesday, the victim appeared before the bench of the chief justice of Peshawar High Court (PHC) and handed him an application to seek action against the accused cops under the relevant sections of the law. Chief Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan had assured the youth that the court would look into the application and would do the needful.
On Wednesday, the court of a judicial magistrate, presided over by Tasawwur Hussain, however, turned down the bail application of the two police constables. In his application submitted with the PHC, Adnan stated that both the accused molested him inside the Phandu Police Station on September 29.
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