Rawalpindi: 7 cops booked ‘for ripping off young girl’s clothes’
RAWALPINDI: Seven police officials of the Waris Khan Police Station were booked on Friday on the orders of the Lahore High Court (LHC), Rawalpindi Bench, for allegedly ripping off clothes of a young girl in her house at Dhoke Farman Ali, police sources said. Rafaqat Bibi, resident of House no. NE-715, Dhoke Farman Ali, lodged a complaint with the Waris Khan Police Station. She said that the door of her house was knocked late at night on January 25. According to her, she was present at home along with her young daughters — Sabiha Naz and Sana Naz.
She added that as she opened the door, seven police officials forced their way inside. She alleged that a sub–inspector, later identified as Mazhar Shah, attempted to assault her young daughter Sana Naz sexually and ripped off her clothes while thrashing her. She said that SI Mazhar Shah later tried to abduct her daughter with the help of SI Liaquat Ali and SI Mohammad Hussain and other cops.
Mst. Rafaqat Bibi said that when the area police refused to take action against the accused cops, she lodged a complaint with the city police officer (CPO) and regional police officer (RPO), but they too failed to take up the case. She, finally, filed a petition in the Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi Bench, which ordered police to lodge an FIR against the accused police officials. The Waris Khan Police registered a case (FIR No. 863) against seven cops under Sections 452 and 354 of the Pakistan Penal Code and 155 of the Police Order 2002.
On the other hand, the Waris Khan Police claimed that the family was involved in narcotics dealing and bootlegging and most of the family members had been challaned in such cases. Police said that Rafaqat Bibi was involved in two cases of bootlegging and her three sons had been challaned in three cases each.