Man accused of threatening headmistress given clean chit

Rawalpindi –  The police have given a clean chit to an official of Police Qaumi Razakars who has been accused of sending a threatening letter to a female headmistress of a government school in Gujar Khan, informed sources on Saturday.

However, the police investigators would present the inquiry report before a court of law on November 13, 2017 preceding the case. The accused identified as Abrar Bukhari has also obtained pre arrest bail from court in the case. PS Gujar Khan officials have registered a case number 791/17 against PQR Abrar Bukhari under sections 506 and 507 of PPC on complaint of Isma Rani, the headmistress of Government Girls Elementary School, Mankiyala. Isma Rani accused Abrar of dispatching the letter through his daughter Muqadas Bukhari, a 4th grade student, in which he threatened to kidnap her with the help of Afghan culprits and bomb the school.

According to sources, the investigators summoned the accused after he obtained interim bail from court and grilled him. During investigation, it was revealed that the school principal was levelling baseless allegations against Abrar as he (Abrar) had quarrelled with her husband a few months ago in District Courts Gujar Khan. Sources added that police have not found involvement of any terror element in the case and declared the accused as not guilty. Superintendent of Police (SP) Saddar Division Iftikhar ul Haq, when contacted, confirmed that police dropped charges against PQR after no solid evidence was found against him. SP said the headmistress wanted to settle the score with Abrar because he fought with her husband over some issue. “Anyhow, we will broad the investigation of the case to unveil the hands involved in the crime,” he said. He said that action would also be taken against the school principal if her allegations proved groundless after the final investigation. Meanwhile, Police have registered a case against 10 members of a panchayat (village council) who ordered mother of six to go and live in house of her paramour in Mughalabad Village, Mangla after revealing their illicit relations, informed sources on Saturday. The case was registered with Police Station (PS) Mangla against 10 members of panchayat including a local political leader of the area under sections 376/109/282 of PPC and 19-Cyber Crime Act 2016 and begun investigation, sources added.

Sources told the accused members of panchayat managed to avoid being arrested during police raids and obtained interim bails from a court of law. According to sources, a citizen Muhammad Zubair lodged a complaint with PS Mangla and stated a man namely Nasir Mehmood had developed illicit relations with (T), wife of his brother, and took her objectionable pictures in a mobile phone. The complainant said later on Nasir forwarded objectionable picture of T to her husband, who is living in abroad, and started blackmailing her to get divorce from her husband.

Zubair added her sister in law told him her ordeal on which he approached Muhammad Afzal, father of accused Nasir, for refraining him from blackmailing his sister in law. He alleged Nasir kept raping her sister in law due to which she got pregnant. He said the Afzal along with Councillor Shehzad and Lambardar Ijaz held a panchayat and ordered T to go with Nasir and live in his house. He said the panchayat had not allowed T to get divorce from her husband. The applicant told police the panchayat passed an illegal order by forcing mother of six to live with a man without getting divorce from her husband. He appealed police to register a case against the accused and to arrest them. Police, while taking, lodged case under rape and cyber crime charges and begun investigation.

Station House Officer (SHO) PS Mangla Tariq Bin Aziz, when contacted, said police booked 10 members of an illegal panchayat and started investigation. He said police carried out raids to arrest the accused but they managed to escape and obtained pre arrest bails from a court of law. He said police would present its investigation report before the judge on November 16, the date of hearing, and would get their pre arrest bails cancelled. DPO Jhelum Abdul Ghaffar Qaisrani was not available for his comments.

 Nonetheless, Inspector Suhail Zafar, reader to Regional Police Officer (RPO) Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja, during a chat with The Nation, said RPO took stern action of the incident and directed Jhelum police to arrest the culprits and award them punishment as per law.



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