The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday put on hold the order of a sessions court routing the Federal Investigation Firm (FIA) to register a case against Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam and also others in a harassment situation.
The court additionally issued notifications to the FIA and also Hamiza Mukhtar.
Recently, a sessions court had actually guided the investigation agency to lodge an instance against Azam on Mukhtar’s complaint. She had actually alleged that she was regularly obtaining “threatening messages” from different mobile numbers on WhatsApp.
She had actually said she was constantly blackmailed that the suspects would post phony images of her on social media if she did not accept their demands.
“Since, normal inquiry has been started relative to the problem of the petitioner. the respondent (FIA) is guided to continue even more with respect to registration of FIR versus the offenders within the stated time after dedicating legal formalities,” Added District and Sessions Judge Hamid Hussain had actually claimed in his order.
Justice Asjad Javed Ghural presided over today’s hearing as well as noted that the cricketer had submitted a brand-new request. “That carried out the questions in this situation,” the court asked, to which Azam’s lawful counsel, Barrister Haris Azmat, responded that the FIA had carried out the investigation.
Azmat argued that the sessions court had released the order in breach of the law. “The order to sign up an instance was provided without hearing the placement of Babar Azam,” he said.
In his petition, Azam competed that he was an international cricketer and also the captain of the nationwide cricket group in all three styles. It competed that the order gone by the sessions court was an “unreasoned, non-speaking order”.
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It additionally included that the impugned order was in infraction of the Avoidance of Electronic Crimes as well as Investigation Rules 2018, while the direction to register an FIR remained in offense of rule 7 of the same.
The petition prompted the LHC to reserve the order provided by the lower court. “It is more hoped that during the pendency of the writ petition, procedure of the impugned order might kindly be put on hold,” it claimed.
Previously this year, the LHC had put on hold the operation of an order gone by a sessions court to the Naseerabad cops to sign up a situation against Azam on Mukhtar’s complaint.
Mukhtar had formerly accused Azam of deceitfully maintaining sexual intercourses as well as making false pledges of marital relationship. She had likewise affirmed that she got pregnant in 2015 with his child but was forced to undergo an abortion.