Rawalpindi - A lady doctor withdrew her pre-arrest bail from a local court yesterday after police told the court that her arrest was not needed. According to details, Dr Tallat, who is accused of conducting abortion of a minor rape victim after receiving bribe, appeared before the court of Additional Sessions Judge Zafar Ullah Khan for confirmation of her pre-arrest bail. Meanwhile, police submitted investigation report of the case mentioning that police did not require the arrest of the lady doctor as she had carried out the abortion of the minor rape victim to save her life.

The prosecutor opposed the police investigation report but to no avail. The parents of the victim girl alleged Taxila police for favouring the accused. They vowed to approach police high-ups for reinvestigation into the case.

Earlier on Saturday last, the defen ce lawyer cross-examined the rape victim during which the girl clearly told that she was raped by her uncle Muhammad Ashfaq at gunpoint in June 2015. Upon getting pregnant, she said, she was taken to the clinic of Dr Tallat by Ashfaq for abortion.

Mir Nasir Bilal Advocate, the lawyer for the victim, talking to The Nation confirmed the development saying police took side of the lady doctor by presenting a faulty investigation report. “The lady doctor was given clean chit to ruin the whole case as this will be in favour of the three other accused.”