Human trafficking: Man accused of rape granted bail

Published: December 28, 2013
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Petitioner Muhammad Ali says he had nothing to do with the case and it was an attempt to malign him. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Petitioner Muhammad Ali says he had nothing to do with the case and it was an attempt to malign him. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

LAHORE: 

Additional District and Sessions Judge Nasir Javed on Friday granted bail to a man accused of ‘buying’ a married woman, raping her and forcibly ‘marrying’ her.

Petitioner Muhammad Ali, who was sent to jail, told the court in his bail application that he had nothing to with the case. He said the case was fake and an attempt to blackmail and malign him.

The judge granted him bail for Rs100,000.

An FIR was registered by one Fauzia Bibi in Shafiqabad police station against accused Muhammad Ali, Nawaz, Sabir and Ehsan Ullah.

She said she had married Muhammad Arshad four years ago. She said she gave birth to a boy.

She said one year ago, the relationship deteriorated and she left.

She said she met a girl at Minar-i-Pakistan who gave her a drink. She said she fainted from drinking it. She said when she woke, she was surrounded by three men (later idenitified as Nawaz, Sabir and Ehsan Ullah) who took her to Bhakkar.

She said she was then sold to Muhammad Ali who raped her and then forcibly married her. She said he knew that she was already married.

She said one day she managed to escape and found her way back to Lahore.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 28th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Sandeep
    Dec 28, 2013 - 11:41AM

    She said – She said – She said
    Don’t worry I understood.

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  • Parvez
    Dec 28, 2013 - 12:06PM

    Shame on our judicial system……….especially where rape and women are concerned.

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  • Luciferous
    Dec 28, 2013 - 12:18PM

    @Parvez: “Shame on our judicial system……….especially where rape and women are concerned.”

    Did you read the full story narrated by this paragon of virtue herself?

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  • Awais
    Dec 28, 2013 - 12:36PM

    @ Pervez

    This merely a one side of picture.

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  • Jibran
    Dec 28, 2013 - 9:19PM

    @Awais:
    And the courts and the rightwing fundamentalists like you consistently side with the other side of the picture.

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  • Moiz Omar
    Dec 28, 2013 - 10:32PM

    If this man is guilty of the crime give him the death penalty. And make it as slow as possible.

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  • Yahya Khalid
    Dec 29, 2013 - 10:48AM

    ET – please ensure that your readers understand that having one’s (pre-arrest?) bail application accepted does not mean one goes free. It simply means the accused will not be taken into judicial custody until the commencement of the trial proceedings.

    The accused will still be tried before a competent court of law and, if convicted, will be punished.

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