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CJ orders DPO to arrest all culprits immediately

LAHORE – Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Wednesday directed District Police Officer Muzaff-argarh Manzoor to arrest all accused involved in inhume act of stripping naked a 50 years old woman and her 14 years old daughter and submit challan of the case in 14 days in the court.

Earlier, during hearing of the suo motu notice, DPO Muzaffargarh Manzoor appeared before the court and submitted a report about the incident. The DPO said in his report that three accused in the case have been arrested after registering FIR while 11 accused persons are still at large. The report said FIR NO 332 was registered at police station Shehar Sultan on July 3 against 14 accused under section 354, 148, 145 PPC.

The DPO said when the matter came in his notice he ordered SHO of the police station to add up section 354-A, 376, 511, 382 PPC in the FIR so that the accused involved in the cruel act could be punished in befitting way.

The DPO confirmed that 14 accused including Siraj, Mazahr, Nazir, Miraz sons of Haji Noor and their accomplices M Asghar and M Akbar thrashed aged woman Allah Wasi and her daughter Ashraf Mai publicly.

Upon this the Chief Justice directed the DPO to arrest rest of the accused as soon as possible and send challan of the case under section 173 to the relevant court without any delay.

On Monday, taking suo motu notice of stripping naked of Allah Wasi and her daughter Ashraf Mai, the chief justice had directed DPO Muzaff-argarh to appear before the court with complete record of the case.

The CJ took suo motu on the incident on a news report published in a English newspaper and expressed great concern over the unpleasant incident which humiliated the honour of a family.

“It is constitutional responsibility of the State to protect the sanctity of the life, liberty and property of citizens. Islam commands special emphasis for the honour, dignity and respect of women folk. This gory incident has made a mockery of the State law putting the grace and honour of a family in quagmire,” the CJ noted in the suo motu notice.
Source: The News
Date:7/8/2010