On Monday, the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) revealed that inquiry against TikTok star Sandal Khattak, partners with Hareem Shah was conducted after Mubashir Luqman registered a complaint with the body’s cyber-crime wing.
Last week Khattak had appealed to a Lahore sessions court to avoid an inquiry by the FIA against her, claiming that she was being threatened by the investigating body and she had not been told why she was being investigated.
“The FIA has been harassing me. I was summoned for an inquiry on October 28 and November 5, without any knowledge of what the investigation is about,” Khattak said in her petition.
In its written reply submitted today (Monday) to the sessions court, FIA denied harassment of the TikTok celebrity or her relatives, adding that the investigation body had given its summons after Luqman filed a complaint alleging Khattak for uploading “fabricated and fake” videos about him on social media.
The investigative authority said that since October it had given Khattak five notices of summons to clarify its position and “justify the charges posed by the claimant Mubashir Luqman,” but that the TikTok star was “deliberately avoiding” participating in the investigating proceedings.