Court turns down elder sisters’ bail plea
By Shamim Bano
Karachi: A sessions court on Tuesday rejected the bail application of two sisters who allegedly abet a man in gaining access to their younger sister, so he could rape her. The court also rejected the bail application of the alleged rapist.
The Additional District and Sessions Court East rejected the bail application submitted by the two sisters, Shagufta and Nausheen along with that of the alleged rapist, Shahid.
According to the prosecution, the accused, Shahid offered to pay the victim’s two sisters a handsome amount if they helped him gain access to their younger sibling. The suspect is an employee of the Income Tax Department. The incident took place within the limits of the Soldier Bazaar Police Station.
Following the incident, the victim lodged a complaint with the Soldier Bazaar Police, who registered an FIR under section 375 — Rape.
According to the Penal Code, a woman is raped under the following circumstances.
Against her will; without her consent; when her consent has been obtained by putting her in fear of physical harm or death; with her consent, when the man knows that he is not married to her and that the consent is given because she believes that the man is another person to whom she is or believes herself to be married to; with or without her consent when she is under sixteen years of age.
12 suspects remanded in different kidnapping, murder cases: The Administrative Judge (AJ), Anti Terrorism Courts (ATC) in Karachi on Tuesday remanded four suspects, facing kidnapping and murder charges, to police custody till November 27.
Saifullah, Waqas, Amjad Ali and Aneesa were produced before the AJ by the police to obtain their remand in kidnapping and murder case of Juma Khan who had returned from Saudi Arabia.
According to police, Aneesa had called Khan, who was residing at Sohrab Goth area with relatives, to Hijrat Colony on October 21 this year. Police said that the suspects looted money from Khan and later killed him. Khan’s body was recovered from Qayumabad area where the accused had dumped it after cutting it into pieces. Justice Maqbool Baqar, remanding the suspects to police custody, directed the investigation officer to produce them on the next date of hearing.
Source: The News