Child Abuse scandal: Police recovers video clips

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KASUR: District Police Officer (DPO) Kasur, Rai Babar Saeed said that police have recovered 60 to 70 video clips in the Kasur child abuse case.

A gang of criminals active since 10 years, involved in countless cases of extreme child abuse has come to light in Ganda Singh Wala area of Kasur in Punjab province on Saturday.

Videos of these assaults were filmed and thousands of copies are believed to have been sold for Rs50 each in Hussain Khanwala village in Kasur district.

One of the victims said he was injected in the spine with a drug before he was assaulted.

The scale of the scandal emerged earlier this week after the victims’ parents clashed police during a protest against their failure to prosecute the men who orchestrated the scandal. Two dozen people were injured when police used force to disperse more than 4,000 protesters on the Dipalpur Road near Dolaywala village in Kasur district on Tuesday who were calling for justice for the victims.

They have claimed that local police have tried to cover up the scandal and that the perpetrators have used their influence to avoid being charged.

Investigations revealed around 400 videos were made of 280 victims of abuse by the gang of over 25 criminals.

Six people have been arrested so far and the report, prepared by an inquiry committee formed to investigate the case, added that raids are being conducted to apprehend six other men.

All 12 men were identified through videos of abuse that investigators got hold of.

The committee, comprising Additional Inspector General (IG) Arif Nawaz Khan and Commissioner Lahore Division Abdullah Sunbal, presented its findings to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who has directed authorities to apprehend any individuals involved in such incidents.

Rana Sanaullah’s apathetic take

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah surprisingly claimed that the case is being lifted due to a property dispute between the two rival parties of the area.

He said that the incident is not a new one but a eight to ten year old story.

Condemnations pour in