Elderly man tortured, abducted from courtroom

Perpetrators took victim to to a lawyer's chamber in the district council and forced him to sign documents

Our Correspondent April 17, 2024


An elderly man was abducted and tortured by 12 suspects right from the premises of a courtroom in Kotwali police station on Tuesday.

The perpetrators, including Irfan Ali, Ilyas, Ali Hasan, Ali Musa, Aoun Sultan Awan and Rana Shams, reportedly forced Maqsood Ahmed into a car and whisked him away to a lawyer's chamber in the district council. There, they subjected him to physical assault, including strikes with a plastic pipe, wirelock, and the butt of a rifle, before coercing him to sign ten blank promissory notes, eight stamp papers, and various other documents, all under duress and while being recorded.

The incident unfolded following a dispute over shop rent in Gol Bhuana Bazar, with the accused Irfan and Ilyas allegedly involved. Maqsood Ahmed filed a formal complaint at the Kotwali police station, prompting an immediate police response.

A case has been registered against the suspects, and law enforcement agencies have initiated raids to apprehend them, ensuring justice is served for the traumatic ordeal endured by the victim.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 17th, 2024.


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