LAHORE: A court handed over a teenage maid to her father after getting her recovered from illegal custody of a news TV anchor.
Muhammad Munir of Nankana Sahib had filed a habeas corpus petition for the recovery of his 15-year-old daughter, who had been employed by the anchorperson at her residence in Bahria Town, Lahore.
The petitioner alleged that the anchor had not allowed his daughter to see her family for the last six months and kept her in illegal detention. He said the anchor also used to physically torture his daughter.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Hafeezur Rehman Chaudhry had directed the Station House Officer of Sundar police to recover the detainee and produce her before the court.
In compliance with the order, the SHO recovered the maid from the anchor’s house and produced her before the court. The judge handed over the girl to her father and disposed of the petition.