JIT formed to probe lady doctor harassment case


ISLAMABAD: Long after booking four attendants of a patient for allegedly beating lady doctor at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), the Islamabad chief commissioner on Wednesday constituted a four-member joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the matter.

The JIT was constituted after the police had added the sections of Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) in the already registered case against the four arrested accused.

The JIT includes Margalla SDPO, Margalla SHO, CID inspector and a member from the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

According to the initial probe, the JIT has so far recorded the statements of all four accused and lady doctor Saira Tahir. Sources said that the accused have been requesting to constitute a medical board to investigate the claim of serious injuries by the lady doctor, which has not been welcomed by the hospital authorities.

The JIT was constituted on the recommendations of Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) of Operations Waqarud din.

According to the FIR, on September 8 this year, four suspects, who allegedly assaulted a lady doctor of the PIMS, were arrested by the Karachi Company police soon after the incident.

Four attendants of a 60-year-old female patient physically assaulted a lady doctor in the Medical Ward VI, the FIR says and adds that Postgraduate Resident General Medicine Dr Saira Tahir, who was an eight-month pregnant, received a head injury during the incident.

Moreover, it says that the accused used abusive language against the lady doctor and tried to destroy the government property.