Ombudsman orders registration of kidnapping case
LAHORE: Punjab ombudsman Justice (r) Sajjad Ahmad Sipra has asked district police officer (DPO), Bhakkar, to register a criminal case against a man who abducted a girl in 2001, observing that there was no limit of time for registration of a criminal case.
Mr Sipra told the DPO, Bhakkar, to make sure that a criminal case was registered according to the law under intimation to this office. He was told to present the compliance report about the registration of the case within a week.
These directions were issued on a complaint by Ghulam Haider that his sister Ishrat had been kidnapped by Abdur Rehman, Sultan and Ramzan. He said he had also lodged an application with the Kalor Kot police station. Later, he added, a Punchayat was held at the dera of former councilor Malik Ramzan, which decided that the accused were guilty and in compensation Aziz Bibi, a relative of the accused, was to marry Ghulam Abbas, a brother of the complainant. It was also decided that the accused would pay Rs 100,000 as compensation to the complainant party who suffered on account of the kidnapping.
The DPO told the court that the complainant had moved an application but the matter had been settled through a Punchayat.