LAHORE - Police Station Illahabad, Kasur, Station House Officer (SHO) has been allegedly patronising the accused men who kidnapped a bride on the day of her marriage on May 19 last in village Ghilhan Hattar, tehsil Chunian. Victim family told the scribe during a protest demonstration against the SHO Illahabad Inspector Shaokat Ali in front of The Nation office on Wednesday evening. Kausar Bibi, mother of the bride Farzana Bibi said the marriage party was on the way to home of bridegroom, Abdul Jabbar, when notorious accused including Chaudhry Sarwar along with his other accomplices hostage the marriage party (baraat) at a gunpoint and kidnapped the girl. Ch Sarwar and his accomplices raped her and refused to return her to the family, she added. Kausar said an FIR (440) was also registered against the accused in PS Illahabad on July 18, 2009 but SHO Shaukat allegedly after receiving bribe from the accused flatly refused to arrest them. I requested the SHO for medical examination of the girl but to no avail, Kausar further alleged. The SHO, however, maintained Kausar did not visit Police Station concerned till police approached her. The case was dismissed when the allegations of Kausar Bibi proved false during investigations, he further added. On the other side, the victim family has appealed to the Inspector General of Police Punjab to take strict disciplinary action against the accused men and the SHO concerned.