SC summons senior police officials in gang-rape case -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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SC summons senior police officials in gang-rape case

KHAIRPUR: The Supreme Court, taking suo moto notice of the Asma Khand gang-rape case, has summoned RPO Sukkur, DPO and SP Investigation, Khairpur, on Nov 13 in the court in Islamabad.

Sources said SP Investigation Khairpur had exonerated teachers Imtiaz and Ghulam Mustafa while he framed charges of rape against teacher Shaukat Jatt, who is in jail in the case. He was the main accused.

Asma Khand, victim of gang-rape in Faiz Gunj town, had alleged that the accused teachers had gang-raped her and her classfellow Saima Jatt had supported them. She announced self-immolation if she was deprived of justice and demanded the trial of the accused in an anti-terrorism court.

The District and Sessions Judge, Khairpur, Ghulam Qadir Leghari, meanwhile, rejected the plea of the accused teachers Imtiaz Rajper and Ghulam Mustafa and student Saima Jatt to confirm their interim bail and remanded them to jail custody.

Saima was sent to women’s jail in Sukkur. Supporters of the teachers belonging to the PPP attempted to take the accused away from the court premises but the police foiled their bid.
Source: The News
Date:11/8/2009