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Farishta Kidnapping, Murder Case: Four Police Officials Removed from Service

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Four police officials, including a former station house officer (SHO) and an investigation officer, of Shahzad Town were removed from service in connection with the abduction and murder case of eight-year-old Farishta.

Earlier, a departmental inquiry was initiated against the officials besides a judicial inquiry conducted by the capital administration to establish facts about their negligence in registering a case, initiating investigations and for humiliating the girl’s family at the police station, DAWN reported.

Last month, the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights too had said that police negligence was the reason the country mourned the loss of Farishta.


Read more: Senate Committee Slams Police Over Negligence In Farishta Rape Case


A senior official said the action against the officials was taken in response to findings and recommendations of the inquiry and judicial reports.

On the direction of the deputy inspector general (operations), the four officials were removed from service after they were found guilty of delaying registration of the case, he added.

Besides the SHO and the IO, a head constable (moharar) and a constable were charged with humiliating the farther of the girl by forcing him to clean the police station.

The officials also kept the family in waiting at the police station when they came there for the registration of a case after Farishta went missing on May 15. Four days later, her decomposed body was recovered.

Another official said an investigation into a case registered against the former SHO and IO was in progress.

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