RAWALPINDI: The Lahore High Court (LHC) here on Thursday granted six-day protective bail to a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) from Lahore so that he could move a local court in the Punjab’s capital city.
Justice Khwaja Imtiaz Ahmed of the LHC’s Rawalpindi bench directed the DSP, who had been charged with raping a teenage girl, to furnish a surety bond of Rs50,000.
While seeking bail, the DSP from Lahore’s Gulberg police said all charges against him were false, as the cases had been registered against him on the pursuance of some police officers.
The deputy superintendent of police said he was on medical leave and staying in Islamabad for treatment, adding that he should be given protection during his visit to Lahore for filing a bail plea before a district and sessions judge.
According to the contents of two FIRs registered with the Crime Investigation Agency police station, Gulberg, on December 10, the victim was allegedly abducted by the Gulberg police on November 11, 2007, along with her father and brother.
The girl alleged that she was kept in illegal custody for more than 45 days and was repeatedly raped by the DSP. She said several times she was taken to different places where other men assaulted her.
The teenager was then released, with threats not to inform anybody about her ordeal as her father and brother were in police custody.
After her father was released, the girl sought registration of a case against the DSP and others.