PESHAWAR: A senior civil judge in Lower Dir has been arrested on the charge of raping a young woman from Chitral at his official residence in the tehsil of Balambat.
Judge arrested. According to the first information report (FIR) available with ChitralToday, the police station of Balambat in Lower Dir received an application on Nov 25, 2021, from the young woman.
The applicant stated that she was currently living in Nishtarabad Peshawar, and a student of bachelor of dental surgery (BDS). She said three months ago one Muhammad Jamshed Kundi, who identified himself as a senior civil judge Balambat, Lower Dir, and a resident of Peshawar, asked her to pay him Rs1,500,000 and in return he would provide a job to her sister.
She said as she did not have that much amount she handed him her jewellery, including two necklaces, earrings and bangles, worth about Rs1,500,000.
“Today the judge called me and told me that he was unable to provide any job to my sister. He asked me to accompany him to his official residence in Balambat Lower Dir to take back the jewellery.”
The woman alleged that the judge took her to his official bungalow in Balambat and asked her to first fulfill her carnal desire before taking back her jewellery. Upon her refusal, she alleged that the judge raped her and then refused to return the jewellery.
The woman reported the matter to the police after which the SHO Fazal Ghafoor reached the spot and sent the applicant to the District Headquarters Hospital Timargara for a medical examination which confirmed the allegation of sexual assault leading to the registration of a case under Section 376 (rape) of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
The police on Thursday produced the judge in a local court which sent him on physical remand for one day.
Meanwhile, Peshawar High Court suspended the senior civil judge after he was arrested for raping the woman.