ISLAMABAD: The father of a child maid Tayyaba who was allegedly tortured by an additional district and sessions judge (ADSJ) in Islamabad ‘forgave’ the suspect and his wife during a hearing of the case on Friday, Aaj News reported.
During a hearing of the case before an additional district and sessions court today, Mohammad Azam, Tayyaba’s father, said he forgave Khurram and his wife, adding that the case was “baseless”.
Azam maintained that Khurram and his wife are not the criminals in the case and that a petition has been filed against the real criminals with police.
ADSJ Raja Asif who was hearing the case today told Azam, “You had backtracked from your earlier statement as well.” The judge assured him that there was no need to be scared. “Are you giving this statement of your own accord? Is there any pressure on you?” the judge asked, adding, “The court will protect you.”
However, Azam maintained before the court, saying that “I forgive Raja Khurram and his wife.”
Later, Judge Raja Asif granted bail to Raja Khurram and his wife against surety bonds of Rs30,000 each.