Dozens of Pak police officials involved in rape booked: Report
Last Updated: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 18:12
  
Islamabad: Dozens of Pakistani police officials have been booked for rape and serious human rights violations during the past three years, according to an official report.

The report by the National Police Bureau, which was submitted to the Interior Ministry, said Sindh topped the list with 91 cases 61 in 2008, 22 in 2009 and eight so far this year. These cases involved 78 police officials.

The year 2008 was the worst, with 61 cases of rape and human rights violations in Sindh involving 44 police officers.

Not a single person was sent to jail for these offences, the Express Tribune daily quoted the report as saying.

The report said that in 22 cases registered in Sindh in 2009, 31 police officials were booked but only 11 were sent to jail.

The eight cases registered in Sindh this year involved three police officials and only one has been sent to jail.

The interior ministry has sent the report to the National Assembly or lower house of parliament without elaborating the details of individual cases.

The report also does not give details about the present status of police officials who were sent to jail. In Punjab, a total of 23 such cases were registered in 2008. Forty-two police officials were involved and 18 of them were sent to jail.

The number of cases increased to 27 this year and 69 police officials were booked.

In Balochistan, cases against police officials booked for rape and serious human rights violations were either dismissed due to lack of evidence or on the basis of compromise reached with the victims or their families.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 18:12


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