Actress Sanam Saeed demands update on motorway rape incident

By: News Desk      Published: 02:09 PM, 22 Sep, 2020
Actress Sanam Saeed demands update on motorway rape incident

Even after 10 days, the prime suspect of the Lahore motorway incident, Abid Ali, remains at large. Police conducted search operations in the different areas of Sheikhupura, Kasur and Nankana Sahib after receiving information and evidence related to the presence of the accused in the aforementioned areas.

However, law enforcement agencies have not yet been able to apprehend Abid. On the other hand, the scope of the investigation for the prime accused has been extended to other provinces where Punjab Police is in touch with the police forces of other provinces to tighten the search operation.

To ensure the suspect does not evade arrest, the entry and exit routes of Punjab have been blocked. Nankana Sahib Police spokesperson said that raided the house of Abid's sister-in-law in the city last night after receiving a tip-off about his presence in the area. However, the police were not able to arrest him.

However, actress Sanam Saeed had spoken previously about the aforementioned case when she called out CCPO for victim-blaming. Now, the Cake star has once again inquired about the investigation. 

"Update on the rapist still on the loose?" she tweeted. "What action has been taken for the three other rape cases reported after this one? When will a course of action be finalised, what steps are being taken to assure us of our safety and protection?"

Earlier, Saeed had re-tweeted a post reiterating how Junaid Hafeez, a full bright scholar was given a death sentence and kept in solitary confinement over charges of blasphemy while Abid Ali, the suspect in the motorway incident roams freely despite having been charged with rape previously as well.

"Why? Why does the system fail us? Why do rapists roam freely?" questioned Saeed.

Following this, she had also questioned the priorities of the state amid the uproar. "Yes! Where are our priorities? Why is it not crystal clear which issues are top priority?"