The student, who was abducted by her ex-fiancé from Lahore’s Shadbagh area, has been rescued from the Arifwala tehsil of Pakpattan, according to the Lahore High Court (LHC). The court’s deadline is slated to expire at 10 p.m. Sunday.
After the video of the kidnapping event became viral, LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti took notice of it. He had given IG Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan and Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Bilal Siddique Kamyana until 10 p.m. to ensure the girl’s safe return.
“The young lady has been found. When the court resumed at 10:30 p.m., Additional Advocate-General (AAG) Punjab Jawad Yaqub informed LHC CJ, “I have spoken to her.”
Justice Bhatti inquired after hearing this.
The LHC CJ then notified the father that the daughter was being carried back to Lahore by the police, and directed the law enforcement agency to protect the pupil.
“The case should be probed as soon as possible,” Justice Bhatti told the Inspector General of Punjab. The LHC CJ also told the province’s top cop that recovering the girl was as much an honour for him as it was for the police department while delivering the directions.
“This is my last suo motu notice.” “Thank you all,” Justice Bhatti added.
CM Hamza thanks police
Punjab Chief Minister Hamza commended the police for their efforts in ensuring the girl’s “safe recovery,” adding that the suspects would face legal action.
“We shall comply with all legal requirements in this matter. “The culprits do not deserve any leniency,” the CM stated.
The police, on the other hand, told Geo News that Abid and Ilyas, two of the case’s suspects, had been apprehended. They further stated that the girl would be brought to Lahore with the investigative team.
CCPO explains reasons for delay in recovery
While speaking to the media after the incident, CCPO Kamyana revealed that the suspects kidnapped the girl after she broke off the engagement.
He went on to say that the police were unable to swiftly locate the victim because the suspects had turned off their phones shortly after the crime.
Recover girl by 10pm of will asks PM to remove IG, CCPO
IG Punjab Khan and Lahore CCPO Kamyana have been ordered by LHC CJ Bhatti to recover the girl taken from the provincial capital earlier today by 10 p.m., or he will ask Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to remove them from office.
The LHC CJ was alerted to the occurrence and instructed the police to locate the girl and deliver her to the court by 6 p.m. today. However, their inability to assure the victim’s recovery prompted the LHC’s top judge to schedule a case hearing for 8 p.m.
Earlier today, Justice Bhatti issued orders for the girl’s recovery through the court’s registrar.
When the LHC CJ held the hearing, AAG Punjab Jawad Yaqub stood before the judge and urged that the specifics of the hearing and case not be made public.
Justice Bhatti stated that the administration was the one providing details about the case to the media.
“How are things going? “He stole the girl when you (police) were sleeping,” the judge observed. He threatened to tell PM Shehbaz to remove CCPO Kamyana and IG Khan from office because they were “incompetent.”
The AAG then requested that the judge grant the government two hours to complete the recovery.
This irritated the LHC CJ, who chastised the staff for requesting time and informed the court.
The judge asked the officials if the kidnapped child should “spend the night out,” adding that despite the complaint being filed, the cops were “sitting” inert.
“If the girl is not found by 10 p.m., I will request that the PM remove police officers from their positions,” Justice Bhatti said before adjourning the case until 10 p.m.
A video of a girl being kidnapped went viral on social media earlier today. The kidnapping took place a day before (on Saturday) in Lahore’s Shadbagh neighbourhood.
After the case gained notoriety, the authorities revealed that the victim was a 17-year-old student in the 10th grade who was abducted by her former fiancé, Abid.
According to the authorities, the girl was on her way to a test with her brother when she was abducted by four unidentified guys. They also stated that a case had been filed against the kidnapping.
The police stated they had arrested 13 persons after filing the complaint, including the suspect’s parents and the case’s facilitator.
The facilitator was recognised by the law enforcement agency as the individual who gave Abid the weapon. They further revealed that the abducted girl had been brought to Kasur by the kidnappers.