Judge dissatisfied with police’s probe into Nimra abduction

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A Karachi judicial magistrate on Saturday found discrepancies in the case record pertaining to the alleged abduction of a teenage girl, Nimra Kazmi, who had purportedly solemnised a free-will marriage in Punjab.

Kazmi, said to be a 16-year-old resident of Karachi’s Saudabad, allegedly went missing last week and had later emerged in Punjab, saying she had left her parents’ home of her own choice.

The investigating officer (IO) of the case submitted a report today regarding progress in the investigation, including documentary evidence. Judicial Magistrate (East) Javed Ahmed Korejo pointed out that there were discrepancies in the nikahnama (marriage certificate) and call data record (CDR) produced by the IO.The judge noted that the girl was shown present in her house on April 20, as per the CDR, and questioned then how could she have solemnised a free-will marriage in Punjab’s Taunsa Sharif town on April 18, as mentioned in the marriage certificate.

He observed that there was a visible difference in the dates of the CDR and marriage certificate, adding that prima facie the police had failed to make any real efforts to arrest the suspects involved in her alleged abduction.The magistrate further remarked that the IO had carried the probe superficially instead of thoroughly investigating the matter, had merely obtained the purported marriage certificate and submitted its photocopy to the court.

Expressing dissatisfaction over the report, the magistrate directed the IO to submit a detailed and comprehensive investigation report on the next date and adjourned the hearing till May 9.

 

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