Minar e Pakistan incident: PM takes notice, directs immediate arrest of culprits

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

18th Aug, 2021. 02:27 pm
Minar e Pakistan incident: PM takes notice, directs immediate arrest of culprits

Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the Minar Pakistan incident and ordered the immediate arrest of those who molested the woman.

According to details, Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the Minar Pakistan incident and contacted IG Punjab.

PTI leader Zulfi Bukhari wrote in a Tweet that Prime Minister Imran Khan personally spoke to IG Punjab, police is catching all culprits involved in manhandling of female TikToker in Lahore & those damaging statue of Ranjit Singh at Lahore fort.

No accused has been arrested so far in the incident of molestation of a girl in Minar Pakistan. DIG Investigation says that they are identifying the accused through CCTV and social media videos.

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

It may be recalled that Ayesha Ikram, 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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