Judge’s wife granted bail in maid torture case
By News Desk
August 1, 2023 01:15 PM
District and Sessions Court in Islamabad on Tuesday granted pre-arrest bail to Somia Asim, wife of a civil judge, who had allegedly tortured her 14-year-old maid Rizwana, until August 7, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Additional Sessions Judge Dr. Abida Sajjad ordered main suspect in the case to deposit a surety bond of Rs100,000.
Earlier on the same day, Somia had filed a pre-arrest bail application in Islamabad’s District and Sessions Court, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
In her application, she said that contents of the FIR registered against her were all fabricated.
She further said that Rizwana worked at her home with the consent of her parents, and that she never tortured her.
Somia vowed to prove all allegations against her wrong.
She claimed that Rizwana was 17, and not 14-year-old. “I have always given her affection just like I have given affection to my three kids,” she said, adding, “There was no complaint of torture against me prior to the incident in question.”
Somia went on to say that she was the victim of that campaign which was being run to vilify her husband, who is a man of good reputation. “Due to this campaign, I am going through mental torture these days,” she said, adding, “Since I am ready to cooperate with the police in the investigation, therefore, it is prayed to the court to accept my pre-arrest bail plea.”
Reporter: Farzana Siddique