Accused granted bail in gang-rape case
KARACHI: A sessions court on Thursday granted bail to an accused in a case pertaining to the gang-rape of a 18-year-old woman on the premises of Mazar-i-Quaid.
The then personal assistant to the resident engineer of the Quaid-i-Azam Mazar Management Board, who was one of the three accused in the case, had moved a bail application through his counsel. The two other accused have already been released on bail.
Judge Rana Zaki Shamsi granted bail to the accused against the surety bond of Rs200,000 after hearing arguments from both sides.
According to the prosecution, the woman was subjected to sexual assault after being kidnapped on the premises of the mausoleum on the night of March 15 and was found in an unstable condition outside the mausoleum on March 17, 2008.
Police had arrested an assistant manager security of the mausoleum on March 20, 2008 for his alleged involvement in the case. An accountant and a personal assistant to the resident engineer of the Quaid-i-Azam Mazar Management Board were also arrested following the receipt of a DNA report that confirmed their involvement in the case.
The case (FIR No 50/2008) was registered at the Brigade police station under Section 376-B (punishment for gang-rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of her father.