Date fixed for identity parade of 104 suspects in Iqbal Park molestation case
ISLAMABAD: The date for the identification parade of 104 accused arrested in the case of physical abuse of a woman in Greater Iqbal Park, Lahore has been fixed for August 28.
Judicial Magistrate Rizwan Ahmed was nominated to supervise the identity parade. The victim has been directed to reach the camp jail on August 28 at 10 am.
The local court ordered the jail superintendent to complete arrangements for the identification parade of the suspects.
A request was made by the investigating officer to the Judicial Magistrate to fix a date for the identification parade, which was granted by the court. The victim will identify the suspects in presence of the magistrate in the camp jail.
The court had directed to send 40 suspects on August 21, 30 on August 22, 20 on August 23 and 14 on August 24 for identity parade to prison. The court has granted interim bail to two suspects.
On Aug 23, Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill had confirmed that 126 suspects were arrested including 34 belonging to the South Punjab in the woman molestation incident that took place at Greater Iqbal Park near Minar e Pakistan on the Independence Day. Police had said the arrested suspects were identified through face matching and geofencing.
On August 20, the Punjab government had decided to take action against the police officials posted at Greater Iqbal Park for their negligence which led to molestation of the TikToker woman.
Punjab government spokesperson Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan had said Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had directed to take action against the negligent police officers and personnel. DIG Operations Lahore, SSP Operations Lahore and the concerned SP and SHO had been suspended, while 20 culprits involved in the incident had been arrested so far, he had said.
The victim was identified as Aisha daughter of Muahmmed Akram, resident of Shahdra area in Lahore. A case was filed at Lorry Adda police station. The woman had nominated 300-400 unidentified persons in the FIR and said that her mobile phone worth Rs25,000, Rs15,000 cash money and one tola gold jewellery worth 0.1 million rupees were also snatched during the incident.