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Wife of White Corolla ‘rapist’ goes to court

By: Zeeshan Mujahid

KARACHI: The wife of Ali Hajano, commonly known as the White Corolla rapist, has gone to court to get back their impounded car. It was this white car, according to the prosecuting agencies and the police, that turned into a symbol of terror for the residents of DHA and Clifton as its riders used to kidnap young women at gunpoint and rape them.

Dr Faryal Ali Hajano, her brother-in-law Muhammad Owais Korai, and father-in-law Gul Muhammad Hajano have filed the petition. According to Dr Faryal, she paid Rs335,000 to buy the 2007 model that used to be with her brother’s rent-a-car company.

In the petition, Dr Faryal went through the events of January 22, 2009. A police team of more than 50 officials led by Gizri SHO Abdul Ghaffar Jumani forced into her residence and took away the Toyota car, a Mercedes, gold ornaments, mobile phones and other valuables which had been collected over three decades by her father-in-law and his son as a bureaucrat and the owner of a school.

The car has been in the police’s custody since then and its installments are overdue.

Dr Faryal asked the court to order the police to pay the installments and direct UBL to waive the amount as the vehicle was not with her as it was impounded.

After hearing her lawyer, Justice Maqbool Baqar and Justice Imam Bux Baloch ordered for notices to be issued to the people she named in the petition so they appeared at the next hearing. They are the chief secretary, home secretary and inspector general of police, the president of UBL, DIG South AD Khoja, SSP Investigations Shahid Hayat, DSP Investigations Afaq Shahid and investigation officers of Gizri police station. The bench also put the advocate general and prosecutor general of Sindh on notice for December 5.

Hajano’s request for bail was rejected in May and he remains behind bars. At least 33 cases were registered against him, including those for robbery and snatchings.
Source: The Express Tribune