LHC seeks JIT’s report on Kasur child abuse


The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday directed the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Kasur scandal to submit a detailed report on the case, in which a gang of 20-25 men allegedly filmed as many as 400 videos of sexual abuse of at least 280 children from Kasur’s Hussain Khan Wala village, according to local media reports.

The LHC Chief Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik gave this directive while hearing a petition demanding trial of the case by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) instead of a court of ordinary jurisdiction, reportedly.

Earlier, Punjab Home Secretary Azam Salman Khan, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera, the JIT chief DIG Abubakar Khuda Bakhs and other officials appeared before the court, sources further added.

The IGP told the court that seven cases had been registered so far on complaints received by the police.

“I myself visited Kasur and motivated people to lodge complaints, if any, about the alleged child abuse,” Sukhera said, adding that police had arrested twelve suspects already.