Thursday October 21, 2021

Court orders action against cop for illegal custody of woman

September 26, 2021

LAHORE: A judicial magistrate has asked CCPO Lahore to take action against investigation officer Rai Dost Muhammad of Sanda Police Station for keeping an accused, Bushra Bibi, in his custody for two days illegally. The court, however, sent the accused on judicial remand and directed for producing the accused again before the court on October 6.

Earlier, the counsel of Bushra Bibi contended before the court that the IO had arrested his client after cancellation of her bail from the Lahore High Court on September 21 and he was bound under the law to get her further custody from the court. But instead, he kept the accused in his illegal custody and produced before the court after two days on September 23 and requested for her 14 days physical remand.

The court observed that the IO failed to explain his position. The court further observed that under the law remand of a woman could be given in dacoity and murder cases only and rejected the application for 14 days remand. The magistrate also directed the office to send his order to the CCPO for initiating action against the IO in accordance with the law.