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Captain appears before tribunal: Sui assault case

QUETTA, March 1, 2005: A judicial tribunal investigating a sexual assault on a lady doctor of the Sui hospital recorded on Tuesday the statement of Captain Hammad of the Defence Services Group and summoned the district nazim of Dera Bugti to record his statement.

Balochistan High Court judge, Justice Ahmed Khan Lashari, who heads the tribunal, recorded the statement of Capt Hammad in his chamber. A police contingent was deployed in the premises of the court and intelligence agency personnel were around when the statement of the DSG officer was being recorded.

Capt Hammad was brought to the court through the main gate at around noon and after the proceedings was taken out through the back gate used only by judges. Talking to newsmen in his chamber, Justice Lashari said that the district nazim of Dera Bugti, Mir Mohammad Kazim Bugti, had been directed to appear before the tribunal on Wednesday.

He said that the nazim had been informed on the phone about his directive, but he requested that the date for recording his statement be extended because he might not be able to reach Quetta on Wednesday. Justice Lashari said that the district nazim had been told to submit the request in writing and fax it to the court’s office.

About delay in submission of his report, Justice Lashari said the tribunal had so far summoned 19 people for recording their statements. He also said that nobody had shown any interest in coming forward to present evidences.

Replying to a question, he said that after recording the statement of the district nazim, the tribunal would finalize and submit its report to the quarters concerned in a couple of days.

The tribunal had been set up on January 11 by the provincial government and was given 15 days to submit its report. It may be mentioned that it was the district nazim of Dera Bugti who had reported the rape incident in the Sui hospital.
Source: Dawn