Karachi: Believe it or not but Pakistani
police produced a year-and-half-old infant before a judicial
magistrate as a prime accused in a murder case of a 20-year-
old youth in the country`s financial capital.
Javed Akhtar, a judicial magistrate in the east zone
of the city, was appalled when he saw the Zaman town police
produce the 18 months old boy in court as a prime accused,
according to officials.
"The judge lost his cool on seeing this and gave the
investigating officer a piece of his mind when the police
informed him that the infant, Raees had slit the throat of
20-year old Alamgir," a court official said.
"The judge wanted to know how an infant could sit on
the throat of a 20 year-old youth and slit his throat and how
was this humanly possible and the police had no answer to this
except that the mother of the deceased had nominated the
infant as prime accused," he said.
The judge ordered the police to come up with the real
suspects after the complainant, Shehla started shouting in
court that the police had helped the real accused, also named
Raees alias Mamoon, escape after taking bribes.
"The complainant said that Raees had kidnapped her son
out of enemity and killed him but the police allowed him to
escape and instead named the infant, also named Raees and
living in the same locality, in the FIR," the official said.
Police in Pakistan are accused of being the most
corrupt department and it is normal for convicted criminals to
escape while making court appearances.