Rape victim’s suffering increases due to police manipulation
By Salman Aslam
LAHORE: A complainant and a rape victim have appealed to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to direct the authorities concerned to look into their case and take action against the manipulative police officials who have become a hurdle in their way to get justice. The following case is an eye opener for the chief minister who is committed to issuing more and more funds to facilitate the Punjab police.
A divorcee and mother of a five-year-old daughter, Nasreen Bibi, used to live with her brother-in-law Waheeduddin of Nizamuddin Road, Chowk Ashiqabad, Ichhara. On April 4, 2008, she along with her brother-in-law was traveling on a motorcycle when four people allegedly kidnapped her from Hamdard Chowk, Township and raped her. Nasreen Bibi nominated Irshad Ahmad, son of Mukhtar Ahmad, his wife Sadaqat Bibi, daughter Ameer Bibi and son Umar, residents of the Ghazi Road, in the FIR and Waheeduddin got a case (FIR No 333/08) registered on April 12, 2008, under Section 365/B PPC with the Township Police Station. SI Ulfat Ali was assigned the task to look into the case, but his colleague SI Khalid Mahmood unlawfully took the investigation into his own hands. The DSP Township Circle and in-charge investigation Township remained tightlipped over the illegal action of SI Khalid. Rather, they endorsed the investigation conducted by the SI unlawfully.
During the investigation, SI Khalid Mehmood got Nasreen Bibi medically examined and got her statement recorded under Section 164 CrPC in the court. An incomplete Challan, under Section 512 CrPC, was submitted to the court on August 18, 2008. SI Khalid arrested accused Irshad Ahmad and obtained his physical remand for interrogation. However, other accused secured their pre-arrest bail from the court. Waheeduddin and Nasreen Bibi were called again and again to join the investigation but they did not join the same.
Source: The News