Wednesday, September 16, 2009

2 held for false rape charge on Abdul Qadir

This is a case where the woman involved actually was instrumental in disproving a false rape charge. A charge that was leveled by a man. Interesting twist.

2 held for false rape charge

Lahore: Pakistani police arrested two persons here on Friday for "falsely" implicating former Test player Abdul Qadir in a rape case.

Mahmoodul Hasan, a lawyer who was the tenant of the leg spin wizard, had on Thursday filed an application with police in which he alleged that Qadir had raped his maid Noreen. Hasan claimed Noreen had told him that Qadir raped her when she was alone at home.

Qadir, in his statement to police, denied the charge and asked for Noreen to be produced so that her statement could be recorded.

"Hasan filed a false complaint to extract Rs 1 million from me and because he had not paid me rent for one-and-a-half-years. He even sent a man named Liaquat to convey his message that I should pay the money or face the rape charge," Qadir said.

Police on Friday raided the house of Noreen, who said that Hasan had forced her to level a charge of rape against Qadir but she had refused to do so. After her statement was recorded, police arrested Hasan and his accomplice Liaquat.

Meanwhile, Qadir has requested the police chief of Punjab province to provide him security as Hasan and his men were threatening him with dire consequences.

Speaking to the media, Noreen too dismissed the charges levelled against Qadir, whom she described as a "pious man".