ATC seeks challan in motorway gang-rape case
LAHORE: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore on Tuesday extended the judicial remand of Abid Malhi, the prime suspect in the motorway gang-rape case for 15 days, ARY News reported.
The prime suspect in the motorway gang-rape case was produced before the court amid tight security after his judicial remand expired today. Abid Malhi’s judicial remand was further extended for 15 days by the ATC.
The court ordered the IO of the case to present the challan of the case on the next hearing of the case.
Police in the month of October, had announced to have arrested Abid Malhi from Faisalabad, after 33 days of manhunt.
On September 9, the woman along with her children was waiting for help on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway after her car ran out of fuel when she was forcefully brought out of the car at gunpoint and gang-raped in Gujjarpura area on the outskirts of the provincial.
The Punjab police arrested Abid Malhi during a raid at Manga Mandi, some 111 kilometers away from Faisalabad. Sources had said the police initially conducted a raid at Tandlianwala Tehsil of Faisalabad to arrest the key suspect but he managed to escape moments before the police party reached there.
Later, acting on information about the presence of Malhi at his relative’s house in Manga Mandi, the police conducted a raid at the house and finally apprehend him.