Girl abduction case: DPO hopes to make arrests by next hearing

Published: May 22, 2012

Says they have some clues about the girl’s potential whereabouts.

LAHORE: 

Justice Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi of the Lahore High Court on Monday postponed for May 31 the hearing of a petition seeking recovery of a student, allegedly abducted from a seminary in Gujrat.

On Monday, the police officials from Gujrat sought more time from the court. He said that police had some clues about the potential whereabouts of the girl. They said they hoped to recover her by the next hearing.

The petition was filed by Bilqees Bibi seeking recovery of her daughter, Shazia, allegedly kidnapped by two caretakers and an employee at a religious seminary in Kharian.

She said that her daughter was learning the Holy Quran by heart at the madrassa. She said that the police had acquitted the main accused, Qazi Ameer and Qazi Tauqeer, and registered an FIR only against their accomplice, Aftab, who, she said did not have the main role in the kidnapping.

She said she had been implicated in a false robbery case to force her to withdraw the petition. She had however managed to get a bail by the concerned court.

Earlier, the judge had ordered for confiscation of District Police Officer (DPO) Rana Shahid Pervez’s salary for not appearing in court. Appearing on Monday, the DPO sought more time for the recovery of the girl.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 22nd, 2012.

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