Court releases 98 suspects in TikToker assault case

A Lahore court on Friday released 98 out of the total 104 suspects that have so far been taken in for the Minar-e-Pakistan assault case after TikToker Aisha Akram could only identify six of them during the court proceedings.

At the outset of the hearing, the police produced 98 suspected individuals before Judicial Magistrate Hassan Sarfaraz Cheema.

The police informed the court that the suspects had been taken into custody for manhandling TikToker Aisha Akram inside the Greater Iqbal Park (Minar-e-Pakistan) on Independence Day.

“Akram identified only six out of the 104 suspects presented during an identity parade,” maintained the police. At this, the court dismissed the 98 suspects, directing the police to release them.

Meanwhile, the Punjab deputy inspector-general said that the suspects identified by the victim are the fundamental characters involved in the incident.

He said that all the 400 men nominated as suspects in the First Information Report are not involved in the case. However, the investigation is underway and other culprits will also be arrested soon, he added.

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