LAHORE: The prime suspect in the Lahore motorway gang rape case, Abid Malhi, was on Tuesday sent on a 14-day judicial remand by an anti-terrorism court for identification parade.
A team of CIA Model Town police station presented the criminal before the court of Judge Arshad Hussain Bhatta who approved a police request to hold an identity parade of the suspect.
Shafqat Ali, the other suspect in the case, was handed over to police on physical remand till October 28.
The motorway incident saw a mother of two allegedly gang-raped on September 9 by two armed men before her children when her car ran out of petrol on the motorway late at night while she was travelling to Gujranwala. It had sparked countrywide protests.
According to a police report on the incident, Abid Malhi and his accomplice Shafqat Ali had allegedly raped her before depriving her of money and other valuables.
Shafqat Ali, who is also currently on judicial remand, was arrested a few days after the incident but Abid Malhi had continued to dodge the authorities before he was nabbed from Manga Mandi, following 33 days of a manhunt by the Punjab police.