Six men to stay in police custody for questioning in Minar-e-Pakistan assault case

LAHORE: A Lahore court on Saturday extended the physical remand of six men accused of assaulting and harassing a female TikToker at Minar-e-Pakistan on Aug 14 for two more days.

Police produced Shehryar, Mehran, Abid, Arsalan, Sajid, and Iftikhar before a judicial magistrate on the completion of their previous remand.

The investigation officer informed the court that new facts have come to light and requested a seven-day extension in the suspects’ remand for further questioning.

On the other hand, the suspects’ lawyer objected to the remand extension plea arguing that his clients were underage, due to which they should be treated under juvenile law.

After hearing arguments from both prosecution and defence sides, the magistrate handed over the custody of the suspects to the police for two more days. The court directed the IO to produce them at the next hearing on Sept 13. TF Report

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