PM Khan took notice of delay in arrest of SHO in Farishta murder case

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Wednesday took notice of delay in arrest of the SHO and other relevant officials of Islamabad’s Shahzad Town Police Station in the Farista rape and murder case, despite lodging of an FIR a day earlier and sought an explanation from the Deputy Inspector General (Operations) and Inspector General of Police.

According to a statement issued from the Prime Minister office on Wednesday, PM Khan has ordered action against police officials for negligence in a case pertaining to alleged rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl in Islamabad.

An FIR was lodged against the SHO Shahzad Town, Islamabad Sub-Inspector Muhammad Abbas Rana and other police officials following the abduction, murder and alleged rape of the 10-year-old girl Farishta.

However, the police arrested the SHO for negligence a day after the lodging of the FIR.

PM Khan took notice of the tragic incident in federal capital and ordered direct action in Farishta s case, PM Office statement said.

The Prime Minister Imran Khan suspending Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Abid and placed Superintendent of Police (SP) Umar Khan as an officer on special duty (OSD).

Imran Khan has also sought an explanation from inspector general (IG) Islamabad and deputy inspector general (DIG) Operations over police negligence.

The dead body of the little girl, Farishta, was discovered from forest two days ago and later shifted to the Poly Clinic for post-mortem.

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