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Main suspect in Lahore motorway gang rape case despatched on 14-day judicial remand

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Main suspect in Lahore motorway gang rape case sent on 14-day judicial remand

LAHORE: The prime suspect within the Lahore motorway gang rape case, Abid Malhi, was on Tuesday despatched on a 14-day judicial remand by an anti-terrorism court docket for identification parade.

A crew of CIA Model Town police station offered the prison earlier than the court docket of Judge Arshad Hussain Bhatta who accepted a police request to carry an identification parade of the suspect.

Shafqat Ali, the opposite suspect within the case, was handed over to police on bodily remand until October 28.

The motorway incident noticed a mom of two allegedly gang-raped on September 9 by two armed males earlier than her youngsters when her automobile ran out of petrol on the motorway late at evening whereas she was travelling to Gujranwala. It had sparked countrywide protests.

According to a police report on the incident, Abid Malhi and his confederate Shafqat Ali had allegedly raped her earlier than depriving her of cash and different valuables.

Shafqat Ali, who can be at present on judicial remand, was arrested a couple of days after the incident however Abid Malhi had continued to dodge the authorities earlier than he was nabbed from Manga Mandi, following 33 days of a manhunt by the Punjab police.

‘Modern technology used to arrest Abid’

On Monday, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Punjab Inam Ghani mentioned {that a} particular investigation crew led by DIG Investigation Lahore Shehzada Sultan, by means of using fashionable know-how and scientific method, arrested the prime suspect of the Lahore-Sialkot motorway gang rape case.

In a press release issued from his workplace, the IGP mentioned that Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) Lahore, led by SP Asim Iftikhar, had additionally performed a big position within the arrest of Abid Malhi, including that 9 groups of CIA Lahore have been behind the tracing of the accused in varied districts, together with Faisalabad, Chakwal, Gujrat, Sialkot, Kasur, Nankana Sahib, Gujranwala, and Bahawalnagar.

He mentioned that the raid carried out on Monday for the arrest of the accused was additionally led by SP CIA, including that investigation pertaining to this case can be put ahead as per legislation and proof in order that the accused could possibly be punished.

The IGP mentioned {that a} particular investigation crew had submitted a every day report frequently to Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and IGP Office in regards to the efforts and steps taken for the arrest.

How Abid evaded arrest

During the interrogation, Abid Malhi revealed the small print of how he had managed to cover from the legislation for nearly a month earlier than falling right into a entice laid out by the police.

According to sources, Malhi revealed to the police that he spent a month travelling by means of varied cities in Punjab by utilizing public transport and carrying a masks over his face.

The motorway rape prime suspect revealed that he had first fled to Nankana Sahib after allegedly raping the lady whereas his confederate, Shafqat, escaped to Dialpur.

With the police on his path, Malhi escaped from Nankana Sahib and went to Bahawalpur, the place he managed to evade the police and keep away from detection by carrying a masks.

“I travelled through various cities on public transport,” sources quoted the suspect as saying, including that he in the end received caught after he ran out of cash and was compelled to contact his spouse.

“Me, Shafqat and Bala Mistri went [to the highway] to commit robberies near Karol village,” he mentioned, in accordance with sources. “Mistri did not proceed with us. However, Shafqat and I went towards the jungle in Karol.”

Malhi disclosed that he and Shafqat robbed two to a few truck drivers close to Karol village close to the motorway earlier than they sexually assaulted the lady.

He mentioned that the automobile’s flashing indicators caught his consideration and upon seeing a lady inside, Malhi advised her to return out. Confirming preliminary studies of the crime that had been reported in media, he mentioned that when the lady refused to oblige, he broke the car’s window and dragged her outdoors.

“After robbing the woman of her watch, jewellery, and money, we told her to go down the motorway,” he mentioned, in accordance with sources. “When the woman refused to do so, we took her children off the motorway, and the woman followed to protect them.”

Malhi then revealed that the suspects gang-raped the lady when she got here down the motorway to guard her youngsters. The suspect revealed that he and his confederate fled when the Dolphin Police drive arrived and fired pictures within the air. 

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