TikToker Ayesha shifted home from Camp Jail in armoured vehicle
The police had to arrange an armoured vehicle to escort Ayesha Akram Beg, the TikToker who had gone to the Camp Jail on Wednesday to identify the suspects arrested in connection with her ‘molestation’ at Greater Iqbal Park on Independence Day (August 14), to her home after relatives of those taken into custody blocked a road outside the jail to demand their release, saying they were innocent, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Ayesha and her friend Rambo identifies six accused during the process held under the supervision of a civil judge that lasted for four and a half hour.
The TikToker had been molested by a mob of around 400 persons, mostly youth. The incident had infuriated the people not only within the country but had also made headlines in newspapers the world over.
The road blockade prompted the police to use force to disperse the charged protesters. And when the latter put up resistance, the police took two of them into custody.
Meanwhile, a female protester fainted outside the jail’s gate.
LHC reserves verdict in admissibility of petition against TikToker
On the other hand, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday reserved its verdict in the admissibility of petition, seeking initiation of criminal action against TikToker Ayesha following her ‘manhandling’ at Minar-e-Pakistan on August 14.
Justice Shahid Hussain Chattha heard the application filed by a citizen, Asmatullah, through his counsel Rana Iskander Advocate in which he had made the TikToker, IGP Punjab, secretary local government and others as respondents.
The petitioner had argued that the videos doing rounds on social media showed that Ayesha had invited her fans to the Greater Iqbal Park. “Furthermore, as per the statement given by one of the guards of the park, Ayesha twice got the opportunity to break free, but she did not budge from her position,” the petitioner says, adding that the incident had damaged Pakistan’s reputation in the world.
Earlier, during the hearing, the judges remarked that under which law the LHC could order registration of a case against an ordinary citizen. It was sessions court job to order registration of a case against any citizen, the judges said.
Reporter Ali Sahi