Bail of accused extended in Tayyaba torture case

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The interim pre-arrest bail of judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife Maheen Bibi – who are central accused in Tayyaba torture case – was extended till Feb 10 on Wednesday.

The accused couple appeared in a local sessions court accompanied by dozens of lawyers who attempted to protect the judge and his wife from cameramen and media persons.

The lawyers also misbehaved with reporters and unsuccessfully tried to bar them from the courtroom where Additional Sessions Judge, Raja Asif Mehmood was hearing the case of torture on child maid Tayyaba.

When the judge inquired about nonappearance of the complainant, he was told that Tayyaba is still in the state’s custody since she has not been handed over to parents.

Following that, the judge extended interim pre-arrest bail of the couple till Feb 10 and issued notices to Tayyaba’s parents to appear in the next hearing.

The couple has denied allegations and acquired pre-arrest bail.

Earlier, the Supreme Court transferred the torture case to Islamabad High Court (IHC) for further trial.