Lahore judge orders case against Babar Azam for harassment

By: News Desk      Published: 12:53 PM, 18 Mar, 2021
Lahore judge orders case against Babar Azam for harassment
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A judge in Lahore on Thursday ordered registration of a case against national cricket team captain Babar Azam on charges of blackmailing and harassment, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

An additional sessions judge in Lahore conducted the hearing on an application, moved by Hameeza Mukhtar, seeking registration of a case against Babar Azam in the FIA.

The FIA Cyber Crime officials also presented a report in the court, according to which threatening calls were received from the given numbers.

As per the report during the inquiry notice was issued to the applicant and a statement was recorded. The given numbers were registered in the names of Mariam Ahmad, Muhammad Babar and Saleemi Bibi, who were issued notices to appear before the FIA for recording statements, the report said.

The FIA report said Babar Azam neither appeared before the inquiry team nor recorded his statement, rather his brother, Faisal Azam, appeared and sought more time for Babar Azam.

According to the report, Babar Azah has been found involved in this case. Saleemi Bibi did not record her statement despite receiving three FIA notices.

During the inquiry, Mariam Ahmad refused to recognize the applicant. Mariam also denied sending any ‘objectionable messages’ to the applicant. She was asked to hand over her mobile phone for forensic analysis but she refused to do so.

After hearing all the sides, Additional Sessions Judge Hamid Hussain has ordered registration of the case against all those responsible including Babar Azam.

Reporter Jamaluddin Jamali