Islamabad IGP briefs PM Imran about progress in couple’s harassment case

Accused also extorted Rs1.3m from girl in ransom

By: News Desk      Published: 05:25 PM, 9 Jul, 2021
Islamabad IGP briefs PM Imran about progress in couple’s harassment case

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Qazi Jameelur Rehman met with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday and briefed him about the headway made in the case of sexual harassment and illegal confinement of a couple at Islamabad’s sector E-11/2, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The IGP told the prime minister that he was keeping an eye on developments in the case so that the perpetrators of the horrific crime could be brought to justice by making a strong criminal case against them. “All scientific methods are being used to collect evidences in the case,” he added.

Islamabad police chief also briefed PM Imran about the law and order situation in the federal capital.

Meanwhile, strict security measures were put in place as three suspects in the couple’s sexual harassment case, including Usman Mirza, were produced in the court of a judicial magistrate in Islamabad on Friday.

Police sought from the court physical remand of the three men, saying they had to recover mobile phones from them which they had used to make the video of torture on the couple.

Suspects’ lawyers, however, opposed police’s demand, saying on the last hearing too, the Force had sought seven-day remand of their clients.

They said they did not want to look at what content had been uploaded on social media, but it was the police record they wanted to study.

They further said they condemned what Usman Mirza, chief suspect, was doing. However, at the same time, they asserted that not all those arrested in the case should be painted with the same brush.

Their hunch was that if no progress had been made then the suspects could be sent to jail on a judicial remand.

The lawyers opined that right now all proofs could be found in the video of the incident since it could be seen that two suspects Farhan and Hafiz Ataur Rehman were trying to control main suspect in the case, Usman Mirza.

On the other hand, Islamabad police have decided to insert clauses of extortion and blackmailing in the case registered against Usman Mirza and two others after it learnt that they received Rs1.3 million from the girl in ransom.

Sources have told 24News that apart from that, police have approached the law ministry for inserting more clauses in the case so that the culprits could be brought to justice.

In view of the instructions given by the prime minister, police have decided to conclude the case within one month.

The Force has decided to put the names of those who are on the run on the watch list in order to stop them from fleeing abroad.

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