DIG to reinvestigate maid’s kidnap case
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday appointed DIG Bashir Memon as inquiry officer for the reinvestigation of the kidnapping case of a 17-year-old maid and directed him to submit a report in court within 15 days.
A division bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam was seized with the hearing of a petition of Allah Bux and Asadullah Sheikh against the abduction of their sister, Reema Sheikh, in Bahadurabad since October 2009.The petitioners submitted that their sister was a maid at a house and she was allegedly kidnapped by Danish, Shahjahan and Dadoo and her whereabouts were still unknown.
They stated that some private persons contacted them and demanded Rs40,000 as ransom for their sister’s release, but the police were not taking action to arrest the culprits and recover the victim.
They said one of the suspects was arrested but he was released by the police citing lack of evidence against him.
The court had earlier appointed DIG A.D. Khawja to reinvestigate the case under his supervision. However, the DIG showed his inability to supervise the inquiry due to his transfer to the Intelligence Bureau.
The court transferred the investigation to DIG Bashir Memon, who will supervise the investigation by assigning the task to a police officer and submit its report within 15 days.
JPMC rape case
A district and sessions court on Tuesday directed the jail authorities to shift a former medico-legal officer allegedly involved in the rape case of a trainee nurse to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medical treatment.
The former MLO of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) has been booked and arrested for allegedly sexual assaulting and trying to kill a student of the nursing school at the JPMC on July 13.
The suspect through his lawyer moved an application in court stating that he was remanded in judicial custody with injuries, but the jail authorities did not provide him medical treatment.
District and Sessions Judge (south) Fahim Ahmed Siddiqui directed the jail superintendent to shift the suspect to the Civil Hospital Karachi for the purpose of a medical check-up and submit the compliance report in court.