Peshawar High Court orders reconstruction of house demolished by cops
PESHAWAR: Taking notice of the demolition of the house of an alleged murderer of a constable, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) Friday directed the Police Department to reconstruct the house and stop harassing the female members of the family.
A two-member bench headed by Justice Mian Fasihul Mulk also asked the woman to file a civil suit for damages against the police in the court. Sabiha Sarfaraz, a resident of Peshawar, had filed a writ petition in which she claimed that the cops of Badaber Police Station burnt and demolished her house accusing her husband, Sarfaraz, of killing a police constable.
She informed the division bench that after demolishing her house the police officials continued harassing females and other members of her family and hurling life threats at them. The petitioner’s lawyer Yousaf Riaz Khalil requested the bench to restrain the police from harassing and torturing the family members and asked the police to adopt a legal way to tackle the case.
Justice Mian Fasihul Mulk observed that if the law-enforcers were taking the law into their own hands then who would ensure the rule of law.