Supreme Court orders re-investigation of Tasleem Solangi murder
QAMAR UZ ZAMAN
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the government of Sindh to re-investigate the brutal murder of Tasleem Solangi, the woman who was allegedly thrown to dogs and shot dead by her relatives. A three-member bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmad and Justice Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmed heard the suo motu case.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry directed the Chief Justice Sindh High Court (SHC) to take action against the judge who had approved bail of the accused. DIG, Larkana, Sanaullah presented a report, saying that according to the post-mortem report there was no sign of dog bite on the dead body, however, two witnesses said that Tasleem Solangi was thrown before dogs.
The possibility of dog bite cannot be ruled out, he added. The apex court expressed dissatisfaction over autopsy report, previous investigation and other medical reports, saying everything was fabricated and it seems there is a chain of culprits. The court directed Advocate General Sindh to transfer the police officers involved in Tasleem case saying they would influence the investigation and adjourned the hearing till June 27.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry also directed the home secretary to take action against SP Investigation Akbar Vaqar. In addition, Home Department and IG Sindh were directed to take action against the officers involved in the case. Former chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar had taken the suo motu notice of honour killing of Tasleem Solangi.
Source: Business Recorder