Lahore court orders FIA to file case against Pakistani captain Babar Azam

Pakistani Captain Babar Azam’s problems in his personal life continue to worsen as a Lahore sessional court ordered the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Cyber ​​Crime Circle to file an initial information report (FIR) against him in a harassment case.

Judge Hamid Hussain’s order came Thursday after a hearing in Lahore on a petition filed by a woman, Hamza Mukhtar, who claimed to have received threatening messages on her Whats app, threatening her with dire consequences after filing a complaint against the Pakistan. captain.

During the hearing, FIA officials informed the court that after Hamiza filed a complaint with the Cybercrime Cell and opened an investigation, they discovered that one of the numbers used to sending the threatening messages belonged to Babar Azam.

Hamiza alleged that she was constantly receiving “threatening messages” from different mobile phone numbers on WhatsApp and that strangers also used to “threaten and blackmail her into having her objectionable photos and videos and will upload them to social networks in order to damage his reputation in society and ruin his life. “

She said she contacted the FIA ​​to trace the unknown numbers and they discovered that one of them was registered with Babar Azam and two more from two women, Maryam Ahmed and Salme BB – who have received notifications to join the FIA ​​investigation process to register their version. .

The court heard that of the three, only Ahmed appeared before the agency and denied knowing the petitioner or sending her abusive messages.

According to the report, Ahmed had said she would provide her cell phone for technical analysis, but she did not.

The FIA ​​said Babar’s brother Faisal Azam appeared on behalf of the cricketer and asked the FIA ​​to “wait a while” to register Babar’s statement.

However, Babar has yet to appear for the investigation, according to the FIA ​​report.

In his order, the judge wrote that since a regular investigation had already started into the petitioner’s complaint, “the respondent is ordered to continue registering FIRs against the culprits within the time stipulated after [completion] legal formalities “.

Earlier this year, the Lahore High Court (LHC) suspended an order by a courtroom to the Naseerabad police in Lahore to file a case against Babar Azam over Mukhtar’s complaint.

Hamiza also filed a complaint of harassment, sexual abuse and other cases against Babar in court.