Maid torture matter: CJ changes case into human rights violation

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ISLAMABAD: An important development occurred in the matter of torture on little girl by wife of additional session judge Raja Khurran after Supreme Court of Pakistan took suo moto notice of the incident yesterday.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar challenged the matter as a human rights case on Thursday after which the registrar of High Court in Islamabad submitted the report in Supreme Court.

Deputy inspector general (DIG) and senior superintendent of police (SSP) in Islamabad have also been ordered to submit record of the girl and summon her relatives.

The report submitted by registrar contains a pardon agreement between girl’s parents and judge, police investigation, statements by additional session judge and tortured girl.

On the other hand, application submitted by social worker and lawyer Asma Jahangir makes additional session judge Raja Khurram, his wife Maheen Zafar, girl s parents, interior ministry and additional session judge Ata Rabani as party.

Application states that human rights violation occurred in little girl s case. The girl should be ordered to appear before Supreme Court while requesting formation of medical board as well as disciplinary action against additional judge Raja Khurram.

Earlier, the Chief Justice has directed Islamabad police officials to produce the wife of judicial officer in connection with the minor maid torture case.

The chief justice also fixed the matter in court for hearing on Friday.

“On submission of report by Registrar, Islamabad High Court, Islamabad today regarding torture on minor maid servant working in the house of Judicial Officer, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has fixed the matter in Court on 06.01.2017,” says a press release issued by the Supreme Court Thursday.

The court also issued notices to Advocate General, Islamabad, DIG and SSP, Islamabad to appear alongwith relevant record and to ensure production of the victim minor and her parents and near relatives mentioned in record.

Notice has also been issued for attendance of accused Mrs. Maheen Zafar while learned D&SJ Islamabad West has been directed to ensure production of Record and Proceedings of the case.