Babar Azam moves LHC against decision to register case against him for harassment
Pakistan cricket captain challenged a court’s decision to register a case against him on charges of blackmailing and harassment, reported 24NewsHD TV channel Saturday.
Additional Sessions Judge Hamid Hussain in Lahore had conducted the hearing on an application, moved by Hameeza Mukhtar, seeking registration of a case against Babar Azam in the FIA and ordered registration of a case against national cricket team captain Babar Azam.
Challenging the court’s decision, Babar Azam has made the Federal Investigation Agency and Hameeza Mukhtar as respondents.
The application stated that Babar Azam is Pakistan’s captain and the best player who has many international records to his name. It stated that a session court has ordered to register a case under Cyber Crime Act against Babar, which is against the Cyber Crime Rules 2018 and the court also did not mention the reasons to register a case against Babar Azam.
The application stated that the Justice of Peace is not bound to give an order to register a case. It states that the applicant was innocent and was seeking justice from the Lahore High Court and the session court has passed the order of registering a case against the applicant which is not in conformity with the decisions of the superior courts.
Babar prayed to the court to declare the trial court’s order null and void and suspend the trial court’s decision to register the case against the applicant till the final decision.