Senior civil judge Jamshed Kundi was arrested by police on Friday for raping and blackmailing a woman in Lower Dir Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to Dawn Lower Dir District Police Officer (DPO) Irfanullah Khan confirmed the arrest and said that the victim was recovered from the judge’s official residence. He has been suspended by the Peshawar High Court and sent on a one-day physical by the judicial magistrate.
The First Information Report (FIR) was registered at Balamat police station, which says that the judge demanded Rs1.5million from the woman three months ago in return for getting her sister a job. The woman didn’t have the amount, so she gave the judge her jewellery worth Rs1.5 million.
The FIR states that Kundi called the woman on November 25 to tell her that he couldn’t get a job for her sister. He asked her to come to his house in the Balamat area so her could return her money. When she reached his residence Kundi served her tea then asked for sexual favours to get her money back. When the woman refused, Kundi raped her.
Samaa TV reported that DPO Irfanullah Khan said, “The medical report of the complainant has corroborated the rape.” Kundi has been charged under Section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code.