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NGO seeks SC help to recover women from policeman’s custody

ISLAMABAD – Chairperson Progressive Women Association Shahnaz Bokhari requested Chief Justice of Pakistan for a suo moto action to recover the kidnapped women, allegedly, by police personnel. She was talking to media here on Saturday.

Complainant, Mumtaz Hussain Shah, resident of Sarain, Tehsil Islamabad, alleged that his wife, Memona bibi and sister Rehana Bibi were kidnapped on July 7,2007 by Islamabad police constable Mohammad Akram son of Mohammad Baksh and Javed Iqbal son of Ghulam Rasool, resident of the same village.

The alleged police constable confessed that they had kidnapped the girls on more than one platform including a Jirga, Shahnaz Bokhari said while distributing the copies of affidavits of Jirga members to media.

Sabzi Mandi Police Station did not register a case even after 10 days. We appeared before Senior Superintendent Islamabad Police than an FIR was registered, she added.
“After running from pillar to post at last the accused was arrested, but police is giving them a VIP treatment and are reluctant to recover my sister and wife,” Mumtaz alleged.

Sick mother and elderly grandmother of kidnapped girls were also present at the press conference and were continuously crying while talking to TheNation.

Shahnaz while talking about the motives said that according to her investigation Memona and Rehana were kidnapped for debauchery as history of the accused police constable shows that he had been involved in immoral activities and allegedly been supplying women to senior police officers.

Shahnaz alleged that the influential police constable and his friends are continuously threatening the family of complainants and alleged that the accused has links with influential. She requested the Chief Justice to take a suo moto action against the influential culprits.

The SHO Sabzi Mandi police station, Khalid Mehmood, when contacted said that the accused was involved in prostitution and was supplying women. The whereabouts of the girls even after 14 days of investigation yet to be revealed.
Source: The Nation
Date:8/13/2007