LAHORE - A judicial magistrate on Friday sent a lady to jail on 14-day judicial remand who was allegedly involved in torturing a house-maid.
As proceedings started, police produced Maryam, the accused, in a judicial magistrate of Cantt Court. The police requested the judge to hand over the accused lady to them on five-day physical remand. However, the judge sent her on 14-day judicial remand.
Defence phase V residents Maryam and her husband Sikandar were detained for torturing house-maid Munaazza over a petty issue. Police reached on the spot after an informant told them about the incident. Police registered FIR against Maryam on the application filed by the parents of the house-maid.
Meanwhile, Special Anti-Corruption Court issued non-bail able arrest warrants for Irrigation Department sub-engineer Khalid Iqbal allegedly committing corruption in development funds provided for canals. Anti-Corruption Establishment lodged an FIR against him and presented challan in the court but despite that the accused did not appear. As this, this court issued arrest warrants for him.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 25-Jan-2014