Court tells police to register assertion of girl who accused Babar Azam of harassment

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Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam. Photo: FileLAHORE: A periods court docket on Thursday ordered the registration of a legal case towards skipper of nationwide cricket staff Babar Azam for allegedly raping, harassing and blackmailing a girl.The court docket ordered Naseerabad police to document the assertion of the lady underneath Section 154 of CrPC and proceed additional as per the legislation.Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Naeem handed the orders whereas disposing of a petition, filed by Hamiza Mukhtar, searching for instructions for registration of a case towards Babar Azam underneath part 22-A and 22-B of CrPC.A counsel for the petitioner argued earlier than the court docket that Babar Azam allegedly raped her shopper on the false guarantees of marriage.The petitioner and Babar have been in love and had illicit relations, and she or he acquired pregnant out of the connection in 2015, the counsel mentioned, including that the accused, in connivance together with his associates, managed an abortion.The counsel additionally alleged that the accused took away the quantity obtained via the sale of her vehicles and gold, and now he was blackmailing her on the pretext of a conditional compromise, reached between them within the yr 2017. He contended that the accused dedicated a cognizable offence and requested instructions to register a legal case towards him.However, the defence counsel argued that the petitioner had levelled the identical allegations towards his shopper in an utility, filed with Naseerabad police earlier, however it was withdrawn with the submission of an affidavit that she had moved the applying underneath coercion.He additionally questioned allegations of abortion, stating that the petitioner had earlier alleged that the abortion was performed by a non-public girl (Dai) however the petitioner annexed certificates of a hospital within the petition, which didn’t bear the signature of a physician.He additional submitted that the certificates had a date of June 18, 2016, whereas the accused was overseas throughout that interval for enjoying cricket.He implored the court docket to dismiss the applying.The court docket, after listening to arguments of the events, noticed that apparently fee of cognizable offence was made out.The court docket ordered SHO Naseerabad police station to document the assertion of the petitioner and proceed additional in accordance with the legislation.