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75 booked for humiliating women

KASUR: Phoolnagar police on Tuesday booked 75 people, including a former TMA chairman and union council nazim, for humiliating three women in Jamber Kalan on Sunday night.

However, none of the accused had been arrested till 12:30am on Wednesday when this report was filed.

According to complainant Shahnaz, she had a property dispute with former TMA chairman Rana Naseeruddin and she won the case in the court. She said Naseeruddin accused her of running a prostitution ring to avenge his defeat in the court and tried to occupy her house. She said Naseeruddin reached her house along with 200 people, seized her and her two women guests and then incited the people to attack her.

She stated in the FIR that the accused cut her and her guests’ hair, tore up their clothes and forced them to parade naked in the village streets in the presence of hundreds of people for two hours. She said her teenaged daughter Asma, a student of 10th class, was missing since Sunday night. She said the accused met out this treatment to her with the backing of the local police.

Police have registered a case against 75 people, 25 of them nominated. Naseeruddin, UC Nazim Muhammad Ilyas, Intizar Hussain, Aslam, Riaz and Ayub are among the nominated men.

A heavy police presence was seen in the village on Tuesday after the locals staged a demonstration against the court, which granted bail to the three women.

DPO Gohar Nafees told Dawn that Shahnaz was involved in the illegal business. He, however, denied the women were forced to parade naked in the public.
Source: Dawn