Asma Jahangir move SC in Tayyaba torture case

January 5, 2017

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ISLAMABAD: A day after Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of Tayyaba torture case, human rights activists filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking action against the accused judge, Samaa reported.

According to our correspondent, the application was filed on behalf of human rights lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir.

Additional sessions judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan, his wife Maheen Zafar, father of Tayyaba, the Interior Ministry and Additional Judge Ata Rabbani have been impleaded in the petition.

“In the matter of torture, fundamental human rights of the girl were violated. She should be produced in the court,” the petitioner stated.

The petitioner demands disciplinary action against the judge.

Yesterday, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of the Tayyaba torture case, directing Registrar Islamabad High Court to file a report of the case within 24 hours.

The report has been sought regarding settlement of Tayyaba’s father with wife of a service judge, who was accused of torturing the 10-year-old girl.

The settlement was seen as a drop scene of the case, with human rights organizations and civil society members in the shock due to the agreement.

A medical report has confirmed torture on the girl including burn injuries on her face and hands.

The accused judge had recorded his statement in the IHC rejecting the allegations of torture; however, the victim’s father pardoned the judge’s family saying that he himself investigated the case and found that the torture reports were ‘fake’. – Samaa