LHC seeks police report within three days

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Complaint Cell has directed District & Sessions Judge, Faisalabad to ensure submission of police report u/s 173 Cr.PC (Criminal Procedure Code), before the trial court within three days regarding death of a citizen in alleged police torture.

The local police of Ali Razabad, (Faisalabad) reportedly raided a gambling den in Kaleem Shaheed Colony and allegedly tortured Ghulam Rasool to death. After the incident,family of Ghulam Rasool staged a protest in “Chohar Majra Chowk” placing his body on road and demanded registration of case against ASI Waqas for killing the victim.

After cognizance of LHC Complaint Cell on administrative side, the D&SJ (Disctrict & Session Judge) has submitted that Razabad police registered a case of murder of Ghulam Rasool, against ASI Muhammad Waqas and six unknown persons.

Accused ASI Waqas had obtained interim pre-arrest bail from the court of Additional Sessions Judge. However, Investigation Officer has been directed to hold the investigation of said case fairly without getting prejudiced due to official status of the said accused.

The Complaint Cell has directed concerned D&SJ to immediately comply with the orders regarding submission of police report within three days so that justice could be assured.