Arrest warrants issued for rape victim's mother -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Arrest warrants issued for rape victim’s mother

PESHAWAR: A single bench of Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Friday issued bailable arrest warrants for the mother of a Mardan-based girl who was allegedly sexually molested by her stepfather.The bench comprising PHC Chief Justice Tariq Pervez Khan also directed police to produce her before the court on the next hearing fixed for Dec 11 if she fails to get bail from the court during the period.

Earlier, a representative of the Punjab police informed the PHC that the brother of the girl, Imran, was not found at the address they were given by the court.During the previous hearing of the case on Monday last, the PHC chief justice had summoned the mother and brother of the minor girl. On November 20, the chief justice dismissed the bail petition of a lawyer, Sayatullah, charged with sexually molesting his minor stepdaughter, observing that the applicant did not deserve to be released on bail.
Source: The News
Date:12/2/2006