LAHORE: A Lahore High Court bench Tuesday dismissed an application for reducing 28-day physical remand of five accused involved in the Kasur child abuse scandal.
The bench headed by Justice Muhammad Anwaar ul Haq heard the civil miscellaneous application filed by Sobia Nawab, wife of accused Saleem Akhtar.
During the hearing, the petitioner’s counsel submitted that the trial court had remanded the accused including Saleem Akhtar, Ateequr Rehman, Muhammad Yahya, Aleem Asif and Waseem Abid to police on 28-day physical remand despite the fact that they were accused of hurling threats to children only.
He contended that 28-day long remand was illegal as allegations levelled against the accused were minor. He pleaded the court for directions to reduce the physical remand of the accused.
However, the court dismissed the plea observing that the police was investigating against the accused. The court could not interfere at this stage, it added.