Cruel and unusual: Lawyer claims he was forced to drink dog urine

In his petition, Ahmed said he asked his abductors for the reasons of his detention, but they refused to inform him


Our Correspondent November 30, 2016

LAHORE: Additional district and sessions courts have had their fair share of unusual cases but few would have involved a dog’s urine. However, such a case is exactly what landed before a judge on Wednesday.

In Wednesday’s proceedings, the judge sought comments in the compliance petition filed by a lawyer who sought justice against two suspects, who he accused of torturing him and forcing him to drink dog’s urine.

Petitioner Gulfam Ahmed told the court that he was headed home on October 29, 2016 when he received a phone call from Bashir who asked him to meet and discuss a case.

The petitioner added that when he reached the venue, Bashir, on the orders of Shaikh Idrees, took him to a house with the help of unidentified people and tied them. Ahmed alleged that the accused started thrashing and torturing him before forcing the lawyer to drink dog’s urine. The lawyer added that the suspects threatened to kill him if he refused.

In his petition, Ahmed said he asked his abductors for the reasons of his detention, but they refused to inform him. He also feared the kidnappers would murder him.

After being released, he approached Shafiqabad SHO to register an FIR against the suspects, but the policeman refused to entertain him. He requested that’s the court order the respondent SHO to register the case.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 1st, 2016.

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