The Sindh High Court has rejected the bail application of a school van driver accused of misconduct with a four-year-old girl. The case has garnered significant attention due to its sensitive nature, involving a minor, and the court’s priority to ensure the safety and privacy of the child.
Justice Omar Sial presided over the hearing and ruled that during the trial, the accused must be kept away from the young girl. To ensure the child’s safety and privacy, the district sessions judge for Central Karachi has been instructed to take all necessary precautions during the trial proceedings.
The accused, Saad Ahmed, had already seen his bail application denied by the trial court. The case against him was filed at the Timoria Police Station by the child’s father, alleging signs of injury on various parts of the girl’s body.
The complainant stated that on one occasion, his daughter became so frightened upon seeing the school van driver that she refused to go with him. He further alleged that the child had informed her mother about the driver’s inappropriate behavior.
Saad Ahmed’s defense counsel argued that there had been no improper actions committed by the school van driver against the child. Instead, they contended that he had merely reprimanded the young girl.
The case was initially registered on September 10, 2023, at the Timoria Police Station. It revolves around the allegations of misconduct by the school van driver toward the four-year-old student, underscoring the importance of safeguarding children and the justice system’s commitment to addressing such sensitive matters diligently. The court’s decision to prioritize the child’s safety and privacy during the trial reflects the seriousness of the case and the need to protect the rights and well-being of minors.