Authorities proceed seek for prime suspect in motorway gang rape case

Authorities proceed to hold out raids for the arrest of key suspect within the motorway gang rape case, Abid Ali, who continues to stay at giant.

Meanwhile, Waqarul Hassan, the opposite suspect within the case recognized by the Punjab authorities, had surrendered himself on Sunday at Lahore’s Model Town police station. He claimed that his brother-in-law was utilizing the cell phone which had wrongly implicated him within the crime, including that he himself was not concerned.

Police shared on Monday that additional investigations have urged that Waqarul Hasan could certainly not have been concerned, including {that a} last choice on the matter shall be taken after they obtain the DNA report of the suspect.

The police mentioned Waqar had revealed that prime suspect Abid used to commit crimes together with a person named Shafqat. They added that Waqar instructed them that Shafqat was a resident of Bahawalnagar and a good friend of Abid.

The police mentioned that they’ve dispatched groups to Bahawalnagar and Sheikhupura for the arrest of Shafqat following the revelation by Waqar. They additionally shared that the police has additionally arrested the brother-in-law and different kinfolk of prime suspect Abid Ali.

Chohan compares motorway rape case with Zainab case

Punjab’s Information Minister Fayyaz ul Hasan Chohan, when requested concerning the delay within the arrest of Abid Ali, in contrast the case to the 2018 rape and homicide of seven-year-old Zainab.

“Even three years ago when the Zainab rape case happened, it took three months to get hold of the culprits although the province had used all of its powers to get hold of the culprits,” reminded Chohan whereas chatting with Geo Pakistan.

The minister mentioned that Abid Ali had dedicated rape for the primary time in June 2013 and a primary data report (FIR) was lodged towards him however he was launched after a while throughout Shahbaz Sharif’s authorities. He additionally shared that the forensic report had additionally been finalised months after his launch.

He recalled that police have carried out geofencing of the realm and have been working day and evening with 28 groups on the case. He additionally shared that the regulation enforcement company was capable of establish Abid Ali “within 72 hours”.

“Yesterday, Waqarul Hassan surrendered after the police closely tracked him down. The police should be given credit where it is due,” mentioned Chohan.

Talking about legal guidelines concerning safety of girls and youngsters, the minister mentioned that there have been quite a lot of legal guidelines for the protection of girls and youngsters “however they’re by no means carried out”.

“This is my personal opinion, not the government’s stance, but I think the rapists should be punished publicly after fulfilling all legal terms,” mentioned the minister. He added if this doesn’t occur then a speedy investigation and prosecution needs to be performed.

Parents’ attraction to authorities

Meanwhile, chatting with Geo News, Waqar’s mom mentioned that her son is harmless and that he determined to give up himself after he obtained to know of the incident.

“If my son had done something wrong, he wouldn’t have surrendered himself,” she mentioned. The suspect’s mom appealed to Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to make sure justice is served in Waqar’s case.

“My son is a pious and religious person, his life should be spared,” she mentioned, including: “He runs a motorcycle repairing shop in Qilla Sattar Shah.”

“If my son was a culprit, why would he present himself [to the law enforcement agencies],” she requested.

The mom mentioned that she has 4 daughters and two sons and considered one of her sons was ailing.

Meanwhile, Waqar’s father mentioned that his son isn’t a “thief” and “works at a shop”.

He mentioned Waqar is “innocent” and appealed to the authorities to launch him.

Rs2.5 million reward

On Saturday, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar had introduced a reward of Rs2.5 million for every of the suspects if data resulting in their arrest is shared. He mentioned that the identification of these bringing ahead any data shall be stored confidential.

“We worked day and night and launched a probe using scientific techniques. I personally monitored the progress and directed the completion of the probe expediently,” Buzdar had mentioned.

According to the chief minister, seven circumstances — together with two gang-rape circumstances — had been registered towards Abid, whereas two theft circumstances had been filed towards Waqar who was reportedly launched 14 days earlier on bail.

Buzdar mentioned that the culprits shall be given exemplary punishment for the heinous crime.

While briefing the media about how the police recognized the suspects, Inspector General of Police Inam Ghani had mentioned, “Geo-fencing of the entire area was carried out, data was taken from the Election Commission of Pakistan, fingerprints were taken from the site, and DNA tests were conducted”.

IGP Ghani mentioned that after the police went by the data that they had gathered they obtained to know that Abid Ali had 4 SIMs registered in his title that he used on a number of events. All of the SIMs, nevertheless, had been presently non-functional.

“Ultimately, we tracked down another number — that was not registered to his name — and it proved our suspicions right. Through this number, we were able to reach his partner as well,” he mentioned.

The Punjab police chief added: “We are 95% sure that [the person we have tracked down] is his partner as his phone signals were traced to the location of the crime [at the time of the incident].”

The incident

On Wednesday evening, it was reported that two robbers had allegedly gang-raped a mom of two on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway in an space falling inside Gujjarpura police’s jurisdiction.

The lady, alongside along with her two youngsters, was driving to Gujranwala when she was pressured to cease on the Gujjarpura part of the motorway after operating out of gas, at round 1:30am.

She instantly referred to as a relative and despatched him her location. He requested her to additionally dial the Motorway Police helpline 130 from which she reportedly obtained no response.

In the meantime, two robbers reportedly approached the automobile, broke the window, and took the girl and her youngsters to close by bushes the place they allegedly raped her in entrance of the youngsters.

They additionally allegedly snatched her purse carrying Rs100,000 in money, one bracelet, automobile registration papers, and three ATM playing cards.

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