Lahore: Cops remanded for harassing two girls’ parents
LAHORE: Model Town Judicial Magistrate Maqsod Anjum on Friday granted one–day physical remand of two police constables, accused of harassing and demanding ransom from the parents of two girls. On Friday, Shadman police produced both accused Ishaaq (belt number 19008), MT Police’s driver Ghaffar and a staffer of Civil Defence named Shahzad and sought their physical remand to carry out investigation.
The investigation officer stated before the court that police had to arrest another accused Muharrar of Shadman police station, Mehboob, who helped aforesaid constables in the entire episode.
However, the court has granted one–day physical remand of Ishaaq and Ghaffar, directing police to produce them again before the court by April 7 (today).
According to the case, the accused police officials had plotted the incident of kidnapping of two students of Gulberg College for Women after capturing them along with their ‘paramours’ from a hotel located in the Shadman police area on Monday.
The aforesaid men also misguided the parents of the two girls in order to get bribe. Both accused took ATM card of Yasir, one of the boys, and withdrew Rs. 15,000 from his account. They also contacted heirs to the two girls and told them that the girls were kidnapped by unidentified kidnappers. Meanwhile, the perturbed parents of the girls registered a kidnapping case with Gulberg police, following which, Shadman police registered a case under section 371 (A&B) of PPC against the two girls and two boys to save their skin.
A case, number 179/12, has been registered under section 170/171/384 of PPC and 156 of Police Order 2002 by Shadman police on the complaint of Mian Ishaaq, paternal uncle of the girls, after DIG Major (retd) Mubasharullah completed initial inquiry into the matter on the orders of Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif.
Later, the DIG had also suspended the Muharrar of Shadman police station, Mehboob, on his negligence and involvement in the entire episode.