Published On: Tue, Sep 15th, 2020
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CJ LHC orders immediate arrest of motorway rape case suspects

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LAHORE: Chief Justice Lahore High Court Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Monday ordered the investigation authorities to arrest the suspects involved in the motorway rape incident immediately.

According to details, Chief Justice LHC Muhammad Qasim Khan heard a petition to form a judicial commission in the motorway rape incident.

During the hearing, LHC Chief Justice Qasim Khan has also sought inquiry report, copy of show-cause notice to Inspector General of Punjab Inam Ghani by Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, record of security arrangements and notification regarding formation of committee for probe into the incident.

The CJ has also directed senior security officers to patrol for two hours on main roads.

Meanwhile, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umar Sheikh appeared before the court and said that identification process of the suspects has been started as the details of the mishap have been gathered from the victim. We have carried out DNA tests of 53 people and found Abid as prime suspect, he told.

The judge further remarked that it’s the duty of the government to provide protection to the general masses. The court has to play important role in the current scenario. The time has come to deeply investigate the performance of the police department, he hinted.

The CJ said that the suspects must be properly trialed to avoid extra-judicial killings.

He further remarked it seems that Umar Sheikh was an officer of ministers as everyone was trying to save him. Provincial cabinet should have apologized on CCPO statement regarding putting blame on the victim for the mishap to calm the enraged people, he went on to say. The court then adjourned the hearing.