Lahore: Ayesha plea for case against cops adjourned
Lahore: Additional District and Sessions Judge Rana Zahid on Friday adjourned the hearing of a petition until November 14, seeking registration of a criminal case against police officials who had allegedly tortured Ayesha Malik after her arrest as the complainant’s counsel sought further time for arguments.
Complainant Ayesha Malik, daughter of PML-Q leader Ahad Malik, filed a petition in the court alleging that she was tortured by police officials after being arrested from the premises of the Sessions Court. She said she was implicated in a false case on the directions of political enemies of her family. She alleged that inspectors Zulifqar Cheema and Atique Doger brutally tortured her and her daughter.
She also alleged that police officials also grabbed ten thousand US dollars from her purse along with a diamond ring and a wrist watch worth Rs. 200,000. She said that the said officials after locking them up harassed them and said that both mother and daughter would be gang-raped if they would not give their thumb impressions on stamp papers.
She implored the court to register a criminal case against the guilty police officials. Previously, an anti-terrorism court had directed the DIG Operations to hold a legal action against the Defence-A police station officials involved in torturing Ayesha Ahad Malik after her medical report was submitted before the court which pointed out marks of injury on her body.