Peshawar: Cops, two others charged in kidnap, rape case arrested
PESHAWAR: Police on Saturday arrested three cops and two other persons charged in kidnapping and rape of a teenaged girl from Karak district after a local court dismissed their bail before arrest applications.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Takht Nusrati, Karak, Ihtisham Ali dismissed bail before arrest applications of Inspector Mohsin Shah, Sub-Inspector Ameer Khan and Assistant Sub-Inspector Hakeem Khan and two other accused Qamar Ali and Karim Khan and directed the police to arrest them from the court premises.
The police officers and two other accused had got their pre-arrest bail from the court some two weeks ago. To confirm their pre-arrest bail from the court, the accused hired a penal consisting 15 lawyers, but they failed to defend them in the case of kidnapping and rape of the 16-year-old, Uzma Ayub.
During the hearing, the petitioners’ lawyers submitted affidavits on behalf of 50 area residents in the court, in which they stated that the police officers were innocent and not involved in the case.
The petitioners’ lawyers also presented the Crimes Department inquiry, under which the complainant girl and family members had not a good character and wrongly charged the policemen and other accused in the case.
Javed Akhtar and Irfan advocates appeared for the girl and contended that all the accused including policemen were involved in the kidnapping case of the girl and then her rape for several months.
They argued that submission of affidavits from the local people was not a difficult job and in response the complainant girl could produce such affidavits even from hundred of locals of the area. They stated that the provincial government inquiry also asked for action against the accused persons.
They further submitted that the crime of police officers and other accused was non-bailable and non-compoundable offence. The Takht Nusrati Police Station had booked all the accused persons under sections 365B (kidnapping) and 376 (rape), 452 (trespass sanctity of house) and 354 PPC (Pakistan Penal Code) and section 14 of Islamic Law.
In her statement under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) before Judicial Magistrate Asif Kamal in Takht Nusrati tehsil in Karak after her escape from captivity on September 19, 2011, Uzma Ayub said the police raided her home to arrest her brother over a petty dispute with a neighbour and picked her and later handed her over to Gul Marjan, Sardar Ali Khan, Nazar Khan and Qamar Ali, alias Gulay.