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SC rejects police report on amputation of woman’s arms

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a report filed by the Lodhran district police officer (DPO) in suo motu proceedings against criminals who amputated an elderly woman’s arms.

A three-member bench of Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, Justice Ijazul Hassan and Justice Chaudhry Ejaz Yousaf directed the DPO to submit a new report on the matter on January 26.

The chief justice launched the suo motu proceedings while taking notice of news reports about the incident. The victim — identified only as Safia — is the mother of an alleged rapist.

On Tuesday, Punjab Additional Advocate General Qazi Amin submitted in court that two of the men accused in the case, Inayat and Boota, were in judicial custody, while the third, Yaqoob, was on pre-arrest bail.

In the report, the investigation officer had recommended that the case be cancelled.
Source: Daily Times
Date:1/14/2009