PM takes notice of couple assault case

By Adnan Rafique

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the Islamabad incident in which a couple was stripped and assaulted by a man and his aides.
According to details, Prime Minister telephoned IG Police Islamabad and sought details of the incident from him.
“The police should use all their energies to bring all the accused to justice and share the report with the PM Office,” he added.
Referring to the suspects, Usman Mirza and his accomplices, PM Khan said such people don’t deserve concessions.
Earlier in the day, four men were arrested by police in connection with the case and remanded into police custody.
The main accused, Usman Mirza, and his two accomplices Hafizur Rehman and Farhan Shaheen Awan were arrested by police after a video of a couple being assaulted, sparked outrage on social media, with #Arrest Usman Mirza appearing on the top trends.
The fourth accused named in the FIR was arrested later in the day, according to an update by the Islamabad police on its Twitter handle.
According to the police, more videos have also been found from the mobile phones of the arrested men. They were produced in court and a physical remand was obtained.
A case against the men has been registered at the Golra police station under section 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 354A (assault or use of criminal force to woman and stripping her of her clothes), 506 (ii) (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Islamabad Inspector-General of Police, Qazi Jameel-ur-Rehman, said all culprits involved in the incident would be brought to the book.