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Pakistan

Web Desk
September 27, 2020

PTI leader obtains bail in alleged torture case

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sun, Sep 27, 2020
Postmaster Sofia Qasim (L) and PTI member Naveed Aslam. — Geo News

A PTI member from Sahiwal has obtained bail from a magistrate's court following allegations against him for torturing a female postmaster.

The postmaster, Sofia Qasim, had accused Naveed Aslam of torturing her on September 24.

Qasim claimed that Aslam had "slapped her" while on a visit to the postmaster's office and "the staff had to intervene to save her and push him out of the office".

Protests against the PTI member's highhandedness had broken out, with staff members refusing to work. The police had shown up and after filing a case against Aslam, had arrested him.

The postmaster said that the police had not included the appropriate clauses of the penal code which strengthened Aslam's case and allowed him to obtain bail.

Meanwhile, Aslam denied having subjected the female postmaster to torture. He said he is a contractor for postal services and had come to inquire about payments.

"Not only did the female postmaster refuse to provide me any details, she badmouthed the party," Aslam said.

He also denied the allegation that he had been armed at the time of the incident.