At his first appearance in court last week, Musa cried while his fingerprints were taken, later, the baby sucked on a bottle of milk and tried to grab journalists’ microphones.
The case has once again highlighted dysfunction in Pakistan’s police and justice system.
Poorly trained and underpaid police are frequently accused of corruption and human rights abuses. Many are not even qualified to write a crime report.
Commanders say it is not their fault, pointing out that this year’s federal budget gave the military about $6 billion and the police a paltry $686 million.
The provincial law minister, Rana Sanaullah Khan, told Reuters that the provincial chief minister had ordered an investigation into the charges against Musa. One policeman had been suspended, he said.
“He has directed police authorities to take action against the officials who booked the infant,” he said.
Culled from nydailynews. com