LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) on Monday was barred by the Lahore Excessive Courtroom (LHC) to not register a case towards Pakistan crew captain Babar Azam over a harassment criticism after it suspended a courtroom order directing authorities to take action.
Within the petition, Azam’s lawyer contended that the session courtroom didn’t hearken to his consumer’s viewpoint. He added that Azam was harmless and appealed to the courtroom for justice.
Whereas issuing the suspension orders, the LHC directed the FIA to submit its response within the case inside two weeks and issued a discover to complainant Hamiza Mukhtar.
Mukhtar was additionally requested by the courtroom to current her stance in particular person or by means of a lawyer.
The Pakistan crew skipper had challenged an order by a classes courtroom directing the FIA to register a case towards him below the cybercrime legislation on the harassment criticism.
Mukhtar has accused Azam and others of hurling loss of life threats on WhatsApp messages by means of completely different cell numbers.
She mentioned she was constantly blackmailed by the suspects. They mentioned they might add pretend footage of her on social media if she didn’t settle for their calls for, she mentioned.
The FIA in its report filed with the courtroom mentioned the cricketer didn’t seem earlier than the investigating officer; nevertheless, his elder brother appeared and sought time on behalf of his youthful brother to file an announcement.
“Since, an everyday inquiry has been commenced with respect to the criticism of the petitioner. Thus, the respondent (FIA) is directed to proceed additional with respect to registration of FIR towards the culprits inside the stipulated time after committing authorized formalities,” mentioned the classes courtroom within the order.
Mukhtar beforehand levelled allegations of miscarriage/abortion and deceitful intercourse on the false assurance of marriage towards the cricketer.
She accused Azam of sustaining illicit relations and making false guarantees of marriage. She additionally alleged that she bought pregnant in 2015 with a child of Azam however on his want, she bought an abortion. Later, they reportedly reconciled.