Police yet to arrest man who assaulted ex-wife

Instead of registering a case, the police keeps summoning the applicant repeatedly


Our Correspondent February 11, 2019
PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Police in the federal capital has allegedly sided with a man who attempted to kidnap his ex-wife on gunpoint within the remits of Lohi Behr police station. Instead of registering a case and arresting the suspect, the police keep summoning the applicant repeatedly.

According to police sources, Nousheen Qayyum had married the suspect, Tahir Khalil. She later filed for a divorce and they separated.

Later, the suspect started threatening her and a few weeks ago, allegedly attempted to kidnap her at gunpoint. When she resisted, the suspect allegedly started assaulting her and dragged her by her hair.

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Meanwhile, the police have refused to register a case against Khalil despite the fact Qayyum filed an application.

As a result, Qayyum has now decided to approach the court and has filed an application under section 21-A with the district and sessions court after which the court directed the police to register a case against Khalil.

However, the police still appear reluctant to arrest the suspect despite having adequate information.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th, 2019.

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