LPINDI - An Additional District and Sessions (ADS) judge Friday exonerated a 90-year-old accused from a rape case after the medical report of the victim confirmed that crime was not committed with the woman.
According to the details, ADS judge Malik Sajid Ali Awan acquitted Muhammad Akbar from the charges of raping a lunatic woman in a village of Kalar Syedan on June 26 2009 since the charges could not be proved against the accused.
Syed Manzoor Shah had complained to the police that Akbar raped his cousin who was not mentally fit as some people of the area witnessed the incident.
Police arrested the old man who was later granted bail by the Lahore High Court as he remained in the jail for a month. It was on his appeal that the Supreme Court took suo moto notice of implicating the old man in a rape case.
The subsequent inquiry into the case by district and sessions judge recommended reinvestigation in the case as many lacunas were detected.
A superintendent of the police in his investigation stated that no incident of the rape occurred as man was too old to commit rape and medical examination of the victim woman did not confirm the rape.
Police suspended a deputy superintendent of police, the station house officer and three sub inspectors for implicating the old man in a false rape case and criminal proceedings were initiated against them.
Muhammad Akbar had alleged that the DSP Khalid Jamil Paracha implicated him with the help of other police officers just to deprive him of a piece of land as a relative of the DSP wanted to purchase that land.