Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court’s (IHC’s) Justice Amir Farooq on Friday gave verdict that IHC will hear the Tayyaba torture case.
Earlier, the case proceedings were being carried in Trial Court however, today, Justice Amir Farooq refused the plea allowing trial session court to resume hearing the case of minor maid Tayyaba.
During Friday’s proceeding, the high court dismissed a petition of Civil Society filed by renown lawyer Asma Jehangir for the transfer of the case to the high court, saying that they were not party to the case.
On March 8, the Supreme Court (SC) ordered the trial court to stop hearing the Tayyaba torture case. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said that the main suspect Raja Khurram Ali, a Sessions Court judge, could be a colleague of the magistrate who is hearing the case.
In early January, a 10-year-old minor tortured maid Tayyeba was recovered from the sessions court judge’s home in Islamabad. The girl suffered brutal torture and her painful shrikes even shook neighbors of her employers.
The girl narrated before female magistrate that she was beaten and her hand burnt on the stove for losing the broom.
When the news was highlighted by media, the Supreme Court took suo moto notice of the case.