Islamabad (Staff Report): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday formed a new bench to hear the Tayyaba torture case, days after the judge presiding over the case recused himself from future hearings.

The decision comes after Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani who was hearing the case, recused himself after he found former Additional District and Session Judge (ADSJ) Raja Khurram Ali Khan the accused to be guilty during a departmental inquiry.

He sent the case back to the chief justice of the IHC.

A single bench was formed by the Chief Justice IHC, the bench comprises of Justice Umer Farooq who will hear the case of the ten-year-old Tayyaba.

Tayyaba was recovered from the house of the former ADSJ where she was allegedly tortured by Mr Khan and his wife, Maheen Zafar.