Confessional statement made after torture: Wife of MQM worker

Karachi: The family of a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker, Rehan Tahir, has requested the Sindh High Court (SHC) to order an inquiry into his confessional statement, regarding his association with Indian intelligence agency, RAW.

Najma Tahir, wife of the suspect, petitioned the court against the Sindh home secretary, IG police, SSP Rao Anwar and others. The petitioner said law enforcers had arrested him near MukkaChowk in the surroundings of Azizabad on February 24. Later, however, SSP Rao said that they had arrested her husband on April 30. The police officer claimed that Tahir was associated with the Indian spy agency, RAW. Police claimed the RAW had trained the MQM worker to carry out criminal activities in Karachi.

However, Tahir’s wife alleged that her husband was subjected to torture in custody and forced to make a confessional statement before the media, during Anwar’s press conference.

Najma has requested the court to order medical examination of the suspect to prove the torture he suffered. She has sought an inquiry into the confessional statement of Tahir, regarding his association with RAW. The trial court has already remanded Rehan Tahir to the custody of law enforcers for interrogation till May 13.

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