Punjab IGP submits report to SC in TikToker’s molestation case
August 24, 2021 02:14 AM
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Punjab Inam Ghani on Monday submitted a report to the Human Rights Cell of the Supreme Court (SC) in TikToker Ayesha Akram Beg’s ‘molestation’ case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The Cell had taken notice of the incident which had earned worldwide notoriety.
Ayesha had been assaulted by a sexually aroused mob of youth at Greater Iqbal Park (Minar-i-Pakistan) on August 14, the country’s 74th Independence Day.
The report says that four special teams have been constituted to thoroughly investigate the incident.
The report further tells that one of the investigation teams had visited site of the incident and also got the victim’s medical examination.
It informs that 30 videos and 60 photographs of the manhandling of the TikToker were collected and sent to the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) for the verification of the suspects. “The NADRA initially established the identities of nine men who were taken into custody, and on the basis of information provided by these men more people were rounded up. So much so that presently 92 suspects are in police custody,” reads the report.
The report further tells that geo fencing data was collected with the help of intelligence agencies. “Call data of over 28, 000 people was collected on the day of the incident, from 6:30 PM in the evening till 7:40PM,” reads the report.
Furthermore, it says 700 people were declared ‘suspects’.
IGP Ghani assured the SC that all resources would be utilized to ensure indiscriminate action in the case.
He said the incident would be investigated from all the angles, and that those responsible would be given exemplary punishment.
Reporter: Amanat Gishkori