98 suspects in TikToker’s molestation case acquitted

By: News Desk      Published: 04:05 PM, 3 Sep, 2021
98 suspects in TikToker’s molestation case acquitted
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A court in Lahore on Friday acquitted 98 suspects arrested in connection with the ‘molestation’ of TikToker Ayesha Akram Beg at Greater Iqbal Park on August 14, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

All of them will be released from the jail by today evening.

Similarly, another court in Lahore on Friday extended the interim bail granted to two suspects in TikToker’s ‘molestation’ case till September 14.

Usman Aziz Sheikh and Shehroze Saeed had filed petitions in the court, seeking pre-arrest bails in the case. Additional Sessions Judge Muhammad Saeed, who heard the petitions, also sought from police complete record of the case.

Nazim Shehzad Chaudhry Advocate, who appeared on behalf of both the suspects, told the court that his clients wanted to cooperate with police in the investigation. “And since both of them feared arrests, therefore, it is prayed to the court to order the police not to arrest them,” he implored.

Lorry Adda police will present six men in the district court later on Friday, whom TikToker Ayesha had identified as ‘culprits’, and demand their physical remand.

The suspects are Shehryar, Mehran, Abid, Arsalan, Sajid and Iftikhar. Ayesha had told police that Iftikhar had lifted her and torn her clothes, Arsalan and Mehran beat her up, Shehryar pushed her towards the park’s fence, Abid took selfies with her while Sajid incited other youth to manhandle her.

Reporter Jamaluddin Jamali