Dera Ghazi Khan: Remand of 3 accused extended till 19th
DERA GHAZI KHAN: Magistrate Jahanzeb Aman Hafeez extended the physical remand of three accused of the Fort Munro gang-rape case till June 19, while the victims could not record their statements due to the lawyers’ strike on Friday. Earlier, the Border Military Police produced Muhammad Zafar, Amjad Ali and Naveed Ahmed in the court. The BMP officials requested the court to extend the remand for more 10 days. However, the court extended the remand for four days. The court will record the statements of the victims on June 18.
The court will also hear the application filed by Behram Khan Buzdar advocate, the victims’ counsel, on June 18. In the application, the counsel had expressed his mistrust over the investigation officer of the judicial inquiry.
The district and sessions judge had ordered the judicial inquiry on the application of DCO Iftikhar Ali Sahu. Meanwhile, the medical report is still awaited. The rest of two accused, including an unidentified one, are still at large. The BMP is yet clueless in tracing and arresting them since the registration of the FIR on June 8. The five girls, all in their teens, had gone to the Fort Munro from Lahore for vacation. The spouse of one of the victims was accompanying them. At the hill station’s entrance, BMP personnel allegedly stopped them and accused them of being terrorists. The women were then locked up in a room, where they were allegedly gang–raped by the policemen.