Tayyeba Torture Case: SC asks trial court to stop hearing the case

Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday ordered the trial court to stop hearing the Tayyaba torture case; SC also hinted to transfer the case to the High Court.

Three member apex bench headed by 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 trial court and forbade trial court to proceed further in the case.

Chief Justice said, the apex court will decide in 15 days whether the case will be transferred to the High Court.

During proceedings, lawyer and activist Asma Jehangir said that sections of slavery and women trafficking should be involved and the case should be transferred to Islamabad High Court or other provincial high courts.

In early January, the minor tortured maid Tayyeba was recovered from the sessions court judge’s home in Islamabad. When the news was highlighted by media, the Supreme Court took suo moto notice of the case and later transferred it to the trial court.