Lahore: ‘Abduction’ of girl by caretakers of Madrassa
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday warned the Gujrat district police officer to recover and produce a girl, allegedly abducted from a religious seminary, at any cost or be ready to face jail. An elderly woman, Bilqees Bibi, had sought recovery of her daughter, Shazia, and alleged that two caretakers, Qazi Ameer and Qazi Tauqeer, and an employee of a religious seminary in Kharian had kidnapped the girl.
She said her daughter was a student of Hifiz-i–Quran at the Madrassa. The petitioner said the police, during the course of investigation, had exonerated the caretakers from the charges and booked their employee, Aftab, in the FIR but with a little role in the crime. She said the caretakers had also implicated her in a robbery case and she had to secure bail from the court concerned.
The court had, on previous hearing, had ordered confiscation of the DPO’s salary for not appearing before the court. In compliance with the orders, DPO Rana Shahid Pervez appeared on Monday and sought time for the recovery of the girl. Giving last opportunity to the DPO, the court adjourned the hearing until April 2. The bail petition of accused, Aftab, was also fixed before the court.