Minar e Pakistan incident: 24 suspects arrested through geo-fencing, NADRA match

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

20th Aug, 2021. 02:49 pm
Minar e Pakistan incident: 24 suspects arrested through geo fencing, NADRA match

police have arrested 24 suspects in connection with the Minar e Pakistan incident after being identified through geo-fencing.

Federal Minister for Human Rights Shirin Mazari said in a tweet on Friday that the Ministry of Human Rights was in touch with the Punjab Police over the reprehensible incident at Minar Pakistan. So far, 24 men have been detained after being identified through geo-fencing and NADRA.

The Minister further said, “More arrests are expected today. On the issue of police negligence/failure, IG ordered inquiry is underway by Add IG.”

Medical Report Confirms abuse 

The medical of Ayesha Akram, a woman who was harassed in Minar e Pakistan, has been conducted.

According to police, the victim Ayesha Akram was taken to Nawaz Sharif Hospital for medical treatment in which bruises and wounds were found on her body.

Earlier today, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar chaired a meeting on security in which a briefing was given on the murder of Malik Asad Khokhar’s brother and the Minar e Pakistan incident.

Sources said that the meeting reviewed the negligence of the police in the incident, after which it was decided to suspend DIG operations and SSP operations.

A letter will be written to the federal government for the suspension of the officers.

The Punjab Chief Minister also ordered the removal of SP City and DSP and SHO Lari Adda and said that the accused should be severely punished.

On the other hand, Punjab government’s spokesman Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan said that Punjab police is tracing the remaining accused with the help of NADRA.

He added that action is being taken against the accused under section 354A.

Punishment under section 354A of Pakistan is life imprisonment.

It may be recalled that Ayesha Akram, who was making a video in Greater Iqbal Park, Lahore on August 14, was harassed by a mob.

A case was registered against 400 unidentified persons involved in the incident. Mobile phones and cash were also confiscated.

After the video went viral on social media, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar took notice of the incident and ordered a report from the CCPO.

A case has been registered by the police against hundreds of unknown persons for attacking a female TikToker and her friends at the Greater Iqbal Park – Minar e Pakistan on Independence Day.

The FIR has been registered at the Lorry Adda police station against anonymous accused on the grievance of the victim under sections 354 A (assault or use of criminal force against woman and stripping her of her clothes), 382 (theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to commit the theft), 147 (rioting) and 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Pakistan Penal Code, local media reported.

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“However, the crowd was huge and people were scaling the enclosure and coming towards us. People were pushing and pulling me to the extent that they tore my clothes. Several people tried to help me but the crowd was too huge and they kept throwing me in the air,” she said.

The victim stated in her statement to the police that she went to make a video near Minar-e-Pakistan on Independence Day along with her six friends that’s when a huge mob of 300 to 400 people assaulted and harassed them.

She also stated that they strained to escape from the disturbing situation but all in the strain as the crowd was enormous and fierce.

It was also claimed in the statement to the Police that the people attacked them in such a way her clothes were even torn.

During the disturbing episode, her ring and earrings were also snatched, adding that a mobile phone of her friend, and some cash were also stolen, stated the TikToker.

Furthermore, Lahore DIG Operations Sajid Kiyani ordered the superintendent of police (SP) to seize the accused instantly by identifying the suspects from the video circulating on social media.

 

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