No benefit of doubt: DNA tests must in rape probes says IGP

The IGP has directed city police officers and district police officers to conduct a probe.


Our Correspondent July 07, 2014

FAISALABAD: Punjab Police Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhaira has ordered strict action against investigation officers who investigate rape cases without getting the requisite DNA tests of victims and suspects, a police spokesman told journalists on Sunday. He said the directions had followed a series of complaints against investigation officers who did not follow the investigation protocol in rape incidents. The IGP has directed city police officers and district police officers to conduct a probe into the complaints and take action against investigation officers who complete their investigations without conducting DNA tests, thereby providing suspects with the benefit of doubt.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2014.

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