ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – An Islamabad court has sent primary accused Usman Mirza and others in couple blackmailing case to prison on judicial remand on Tuesday.
After the completion of their physical remand, Usman Mirza and his three other accomplices were presented before court today.
During the hearing, the court was informed that the investigation has been completed against the accused. Police also informed the court that person who shot the video has also been arrested.
The duty judge heard the case and approved their judicial remand. The suspects will stay in prison till July 30.
In the previous hearing, the court rejected bail plea of the accused and also refused to send them to jail. During the hearing, the court told the court that cash that was taken from the victims was recovered from house of the accused who were willing to pay back the amount to the couple. Police also informed the court that person who shot the video has also been arrested.
Earlier, Usman Mirza gang had blackmailed the victim and received Rs 1.3 million, investigation in the case of violence against a boy and a girl revealed.
Islamabad Police had decided to include terms of blackmail, extortion in the case. The police had also decided to put names of fugitives on passport watch list, sources said.
The police had sped up the process and plans to bring the case to a logical conclusion within a month after Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the incident.
Earlier, Usman Mirza had been arrested by the Islamabad police after a video of a couple being harassed and assaulted went viral on social media. In the video, Mirza could be seen violently thrashing and harassing the young couple in a room full of other men.
“Islamabad police immediately utilized all resources to arrest the accused Usman Mirza in a few hours, registered the FIR, and initiated legal action,” Islamabad police said on Twitter.