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LHC CJ disposes of abudction, rape case

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice on Friday disposed of a suo motu case, directing police to hold impartial investigation into the alleged abduction and rape of a fifteen years old girl.

The FIR of the case was lodged at South Cantonment police station. Brother of Sara, Ali Murtaza along with parents had appeared before the chief justice in chamber and complained about the non-recovery of her 15-year-old sister named Sara Yousaf.

On the last date of hearing, the girl was produced before the court and the chief justice had sent her to Darrul Amman. The CJ had also ordered to quash an abduction case lodged on report of Saraís brother Ali Murtaza against one Saleem, as the girl called the accused as her husband.

However, on Friday, Sara in her statement leveled allegation of rape against Salim Ali and wished to go with her parents.

The chief justice directed the SHO concerned, present in the courtroom, to convey the courtís orders to the investigation officer that he should hold investigation into the case in an impartial and just manner.

With these directions, the CJ disposed of the suo motu case accordingly.

Two girls handed over to mothers: District and Sessions Court on Friday handed over the custody of two children in as many habeas corpus petitions to their mothers after getting them recovered from their fathers’ custody.

In first case, Gull Saima had filed the petition in district and sessions court submitting her husband Naveed Iftikhar was keeping her four-month-old daughter Saima Zainab in his illegal custody. She stated that her husband subjected her to physical torture and snatched her daughter. She pleaded that a court bailiff might be deputed for her daughter’s recovery.

The bailiff went to Naveed’s house, recovered the girl and produced her in court, which handed her over to Gull Saima.

In the second case, Masooma Bibi filed a petition in district and sessions court, stating that her husband Farrukh was keeping her five-month-old daughter Aneela in his illegal custody. She submitted that she came to her parentÂ’s house after her husband made her leave his house over some domestic issue after torturing her physically and snatching her daughter. A bailiff recovered the girl from Farrukh’s custody and handed her over to Masooma Bibi.
Source: The News
Date:6/7/2009