Sessions court rejects police plea for physical remand of suspect in maid case

The sessions court on Tuesday rejected the request for physical remand of Soumya Asim, the wife of a civil judge, accused of torturing domestic worker Rizwana. 

District and Sessions Judge Shaista Khan Kundi heard the case and Soumya Asim was produced in court. 

Police requested physical remand of the suspect for further investigation and recoveries. However, the court said the physical remand could be granted in two types of cases - one of which is section 324 (attempt to kill). 

The plaintiff’s lawyer said the court was supposed to give a verdict according to law. 

The prosecution said the video had to be examined and the receipts of the salary payments to the maid had to be recovered by police. 

However, the court said the video could be recovered without the presence of the suspect and remand could not be granted just to create media hype.

“I was forced to stay with the JIT until 11:30pm”, Soumya said, adding that she was ready to cooperate in every way. She said she was a mother of three children and needed relief. 

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