A judge and police join hands to deny justice to a Christian woman in Toba Tek Singh
10 Sep 2013
Pakistan: September 10, 2013. (PCP) Iqra Saddiq, a Christian girl in a village No. 330, GB Siowal, Toba Tek Singh was illegally arrested by four policemen, one of them named as Javed and a private man
, Arif Gujjar on 28th of July 2013. She remained in the illegal custody of Police Station City, Toba Tek Singh until 5th of August that it came to the notice of General Secretary of Pakistan Christian Congress, Punjab on 5th of August and the Chief Organizer Pakistan Christian Congress Punjab, Mr. Akram Waqar Gill, who immediately went to the said police station. Upon our anger and protest against this severe illegality and illegitimate action by police, the police falsely involved the young girl in a robbery case and send to her Judicial lock up to avoid protest by Pakistan Christian Congress and the people of the village.
Sadaf Saddique Khokhar, the secretary general of Pakistan Christian Congress, Punjab and attorney for Iqra Saddique was following this case of persecution and seduction of a young girl. It was clearly brought in the information and knowledge of the court that the girl has been tortured and seduced by policemen whereby her medical exam was necessary to be held. In spite of the orders by the court the Police did not hold the medical exam for Iqra to prove that she was tortured and seduced sexually. Mr. Sadaf Saddique applied again, the second time, calling upon the courts to make it sure that the orders of the court be followed and the medical exam done!
In spite of asking and inquiring the police about the why of not following the orders of the court, the Judge, Mr. Asif Iqbal joins his hands with the police and tore and destroyed an important piece of evidence from the file of Iqra Saddique presented by Mr. Sadaf Saddique, attorney at law. This is severe persecution by this judge in a persecution of Iqra. We demand that justice be served to Iqra and that Mr. Asif Iqbal, the judge be held responsible for this criminal misconduct.
Mr. Sadaf Saddique has already filed a case against the Judge to Member Inspection Team whereby inquiry shall be conducted against his for this professional and criminal misconduct. We demand the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take action. If this mishandling of judges is not taken serious, then the people will stop trusting Judiciary for their problems. Justice should be served!