Ac­cused judge gets bail in maid tor­ture case

Pakistan Today (Karachi) - - NEWS -

A lo­cal court on Mon­day granted pre-ar­rest bail to judge Raja Khur­ram Ali Khan in the Tayyaba tor­ture case un­til Jan­uary 26.

The judge, who was made an OSD by the Is­lam­abad High Court, is ac­cused of vi­o­lat­ing Sec­tion 328 of the Pakistan Pe­nal Code (PPC) which is about the ex­po­sure and aban­don­ment of a child un­der twelve years by par­ents or per­sons hav­ing care of it. Par­ents of the mi­nor maid were also ac­cused un­der this of­fence by the Spe­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team (SIT) for forc­ing an in­no­cent girl to work as bonded labour.

Sur­ren­der­ing him­self to Ad­di­tional and Ses­sions Judge Raja Asif Mehmood, the ac­cused pleaded for an­tic­i­pa­tory bail, a re­quest the court granted against the surety of Rs30, 000 and asked him to ap­pear again on Jan­uary 26.

Mean­while, an­other de­part­men­tal in­quiry will be car­ried out into the Tayyaba tor­ture case against Ad­di­tional Dis­trict & Ses­sions Judge Raja Khur­ram Ali Khan, who is now made an of­fi­cer on spe­cial duty (OSD).

Ac­cord­ing to de­tails, Jus­tice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani of the Is­lam­abad High Court (IHC) will be the in­quiry of­fi­cer of the case.

The in­quiry com­mis­sion will sum­mon Raja Khur­ram for ques­tion­ing over hir­ing a 10-year-old maid.

Prior to this, a con­fi­den­tial in­quiry was car­ried out against Raja Khur­ram over the di­rec­tives of IHC Chief Jus­tice Muham­mad An­war Khan Kasi. A re­port of the in­quiry was sent to the chief jus­tice in a sealed en­ve­lope, but it has not been brought to the fore yet.

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