LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Information Fayaz ul Hassan Chohan on Monday said that the provincial government knew whereabouts of the prime suspect, Abid Ali, of link road rape case in Lahore.
The Punjab information minister suggested Abid Ali to surrender himself, otherwise it would be nightmare for him. “We are going to arrest him in a couple of days,” he said talking to a local media in Lahore.
He said the victim, who was raped before his kids, was disturbed therefore she did not take part in the investigation. He said police took effective action within 72 hours of the incident. He also claimed that police will find him in next 24 hours.
On Sept 14, one of the suspects arrested by Punjab police had admitted to his involvement in the rape of the woman on link road of Lahore motorway.
The suspect, Shafqat Ali had apprised that the key suspect, Abid Ali, was his accomplice in many other criminal cases. The local media had quoted sources as saying that Shafqat Ali and his family members were already notorious in the locality for their criminal activities.
The 23-year-old was arrested during a raid in Depalpur. In his confessional statement, he had said that they raped the victim after looting valuable items. Another suspect, Waqar ul Hasan Shah had told the police about Shafqat.