KARACHI: The man accused of torturing an old bearded rickshaw driver, Kaleem Shah has been sent to jail on judicial remand.
The old man is a resident of Punjab Colony area of Karachi. He was abducted by the suspect and taken to his home, where he was subjected to torture.
Before sending him on judicial remand, Kaleem Shah was handcuffed when produced before the court of Judicial Magistrate South. Before appearing, the accused kept embracing the same son who had slapped the elderly man.
The suspect has made a new claim saying that the rickshaw driver had forcibly boarded his son and was taking him somewhere.
The court has sought challan of the case from the police at the next hearing. Accused Kaleem Shah was remanded in custody for one day on Wednesday, September 15.
According to police, the video of the incident went viral on social media. The video showed the accused torturing the rickshaw driver. A case was registered by the rickshaw driver against the suspect.
Accused Kaleem Shah and his two sons are named in the case. The lawsuit includes provisions for kidnapping, torture and death threats by displaying weapons.
According to the text of the FIR, the victim rickshaw driver said that he was washing the rickshaw in the street, when Kaleem’s son came and made fun of him. “When I scolded him, he went home and complained to his father. His father, Kaleem, came and showed the weapon and took me home on a motorcycle.”
In August this year, a group of Hindu extremists publicly beat up a Muslim rickshaw driver while forcing him to chant slogans of ‘Jai Shree Ram’ and paraded him on the road in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
The frightened daughter of the poor man had clung to him and kept crying and begging them to stop beating her father, but the members of extremist Bajrang Dal group showed no mercy.