Motorway rape case: ATC sends prime suspect Abid Malhi on 14-day judicial remand

Motorway rape case: ATC sends prime suspect Abid Malhi on 14-day judicial remand

Lahore (Web Desk): An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday sent Abid Malhi, the prime suspect of motorway gang rape case, to jail on14-day judicial remand for an identification parade.


According to details, a team of Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) Model Town headed by Superintendent of Police (SSP) Asim Iftikhar produced the accused before ATC judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta amid tight security.

The court, after a brief hearing, sent the accused to jail on14-day judicial remand for an identification parade.

Meanwhile, other accused in the case, Shafqat, was also produced before the ATC judge. The court extended physical remand of the accused till October 28.

On Monday, police arrested Abid Malhi, the prime suspect in Lahore-Sialkot motorway gang-rape case.

According to details, the accused was in Faisalabad from where he contacted and visited his mother in Manga Mandi.

Police’s special teams that were on high alert and they arrested Abid Malhi when he arrived to see his mother.

In a post on Twitter, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) Shahbaz Gill also confirmed Abid Malhi’s arrest.

The SAPM pledged that the suspect would be punished according to law.

The prime suspect was at large since September 9 when he along with another person, robbed and raped a woman on Lahore-Sialkot motorway in front of her children. The co-accused Shafqat is already in the police custody while raids were being conducted to arrest Abid.

The DNA of Abid Malhi had already been matched with sample taken from the place of incident and victim. However, his DNA test will be taken one more time to match the samples before launching legal proceedings against him.

The suspect had managed to escape arrest more than three times during raids conducted by Punjab Police.

On September 9, a woman who was travelling from Lahore to Gujranwala along with her children, was looted and raped by two men on Lahore-Sialkot motorway when her car stalled either due to shortage of petrol or some fault.

Later, Dolphin Squad personnel reached the spot on being informed by a passerby about a car parked along the motorway with its windowpanes smashed.

The victim in her statement said that she was raped in front of her children in forested area near the motorway.