MUZAFFARGARH: The police arrested the complainant and her two witnesses of a rape case on Friday who had earlier alleged she was raped by an ASI but later retracted her statement, which resulted in the release of the suspect on Wednesday.
They were, however, later released on bail.
The police said they recovered Rs3.5 million and a cheque for Rs1.5 million from the complainant which she had allegedly received from the suspect for her favourable statement.
At that time, District Police Officer Hassan Iqbal had said that the case would not be closed until the release of the DNA test reports.
A local court judge had released the ASI on Wednesday who was arrested on rape allegations on Nov 27.
The complainant woman said that on Nov 26, the ASI came to her house to investigate the kidnap case of her sister-in-law and during investigation, raped her.
Dawn learnt that the suspect’s family approached the complainant family and forced the woman to give a written statement in court to benefit the suspect.
The DPO said stern action would be taken against both the suspect and the complainant if the result of the lab report of swabs was positive.
Published in Dawn, December 4th, 2021