Female co-accused in seminary molestation case arrested

Court summons IO of Noor Mukadam murder case for a hearing today


​ Our Correspondents September 09, 2021
Jawwad said the provincial government had formed a committee to identify businesses being established in the locality instead of implementing the court order in its letter and spirit. PHOTO: FILE

RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD:

The female suspect in the molestation case of a seminary student was arrested from the courtroom after the dismissal of her bail on Wednesday. Additional District and Sessions Judge Malik Aijaz Asif dismissed the interim bail of the suspect.

The court maintained that the molestation of a girl is a heinous crime and transparent investigation cannot be ensured until the suspects are behind the bars.

The female teacher was shifted to the Pir Wadhai police station to be later moved to the women police station after sunset in light of the court's orders.

Pir Wadhai police will obtain the physical remand of the suspect from a civil court today (Thursday). The suspect’s counsel said they will oppose the police’s plea of physical remand of the female suspect and try to get it converted into a judicial remand.

The prime suspect Mufti Shahnawaz is already in jail on physical remand and he will be presented in the court of the area magistrate today for procurement of physical remand.

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Meanwhile, a district and sessions court has summoned the investigation officer (IO) of the Noor Mukadam murder case for a hearing today. District and Sessions Judge Kamran Basharat issued orders for the IO over non-insertion of the index and other issues.

During the hearing on Wednesday, the prime suspect, Zahir Jaffer, and his parents were brought to the 'Bakhshi Khana' of the district kutcheri from Adiala Jail. The court issued summon orders for the IO and adjourned the hearing after which the suspects were sent back to the central jail.

Petition filed against forced vaccination

A citizen has filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the forced administration of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The health ministry, National Command and Operation Centre, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority have been made respondents in the application.

The petitioner claimed that the forced administration of the anti-Covid vaccine is against human rights as well as Islamic values. She urged the court to stop the government from coercion.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 9th, 2021.

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