Pakistani Judge suspended for allegedly Raping a woman in his chambers
KARACHI: Pakistani Judge suspended for allegedly Raping a woman in his chamber.
The Sindh High Court suspended the senior judicial magistrate in Sehwan on Saturday after a woman accused him of raping her in his chamber, Geo News has reported.
According to an order of the Sindh High Court, the civil judge has been suspended for 'misconduct' and has been directed to report to the High Court with immediate effect.
Meanwhile, SHC Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Sheikh has ordered an official inquiry into the matter.
The rape allegations first came forward after the judicial magistrate took up the case of the woman who had eloped with a man to Sehwan. The couple from Shahdadkot had eloped after facing resistance from their family against their marriage.
On January 13, the couple's relatives arrived at the guest house in Sehwan, but the matter was eventually taken to Sehwan police who took the couple into custody.
Police later presented the woman before the court of the judicial magistrate to record her statement.
Later, in her complaint to the police, the woman alleged that the judicial magistrate sexually assaulted her after directing the lady police officers accompanying her to leave his chambers.