[VIDEO] Confusion regarding abduction of Advocate Irshad Nasreen
She responds to the allegations in her latest interview.
On the 23rd of August, a video went viral where a young woman, Irshad Nasreen, appears to be crying for help on the outskirts of Depalpur at Mailsi.
Following an investigation into the matter, it was revealed that on the 22nd of August, Irshad’s son, Muhammad Moeez, filed a kidnapping complaint concerning his mother at the Depalpur City Police Station. Moeez claimed:
My mother, a lawyer, was abducted at gunpoint on the 15th of August, while going to use a washroom, after leaving her personal belongings in Chamber No. 49, which incidentally belonged to Advocate Mian Aslam Shad, who is her current lawyer.
The incident garnered major social media outrage, which urged Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief Minister Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar, and Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP), Shoaib Dastagir, to take notice of the alleged kidnapping. The Pakistan Bar Council and Punjab Bar Council also took serious note of the incident. At the same time, the Lahore High Court Bar Association and Depalpur Bar Association observed a strike over the female lawyer’s alleged abduction.
A team comprising SP Durrani, the DSP Depalpur, and DSP legal was formed to arrest the accused abductors. A police investigation followed, which revealed that the police put her name here is a plaintiff in several cases and the accused in others.
Recently, the Punjab Bar Council’s inquiry committee issued a report that accused Irshad Nasreen of staging her abduction.
The Findings of the Report
The report stated:
In our unanimous opinion, the occurrence narrated in the FIR no 879/20 under Section 365-B above registered with police station city Depalpur is bogus, fictitious, and fake under ulterior motives.
One party registered the FIR over a grudge to blackmail and harass the opponent, as per the council.
DPO, Omar Saeed Malik said:
I have investigated the case on scientific grounds. No evidence of the abduction of Irshad Nasreen has been found in the CCTV footage of the incident. The CCTV footage shows that Irshad Nasreen came out of the court on a motorbike with Mehmood Ahmed. Then she went with a taxi driver named Khadim to Mailsi and later claimed that she had been abducted.
Irshad Nasreen’s Claims
Speaking to Voicepk.net, Irshad Nasreen claimed:
My legal counsel was forced to sign the statement. I was not even heard in the committee even when it was my right. I was abducted before the court hearings of the cases in which I was about to expose the whole network of the ‘mafia’ involved in land grabbing and other illegal activities.
The Progress into the Investigation
Following the revelations, the police arrested the allegedly accused Mehmood Ahmed alias Babi.
However, Irshad Nasreen was not happy with the arrest. She said:
I have already named and identified Mehmood Ahmed and four others, including Ramzan, Fida Hussain, Nazeer Ahmed, and Ghulam Haider. Still, the police are not investigating them properly because they are connected to the Depalpur Bar Association President, Fakhar Hayat Wattoo, via the local MPA and MNA.
Irshad Nasreen questioned:
If they claim that I have fabricated and staged my abduction, why don’t the police investigate the people I have identified and named in my latest application?
Director of the Asma Jahangir Legal Aid Cell, Nida Aly, said:
It is a separate issue whether she is telling the truth or not about her abduction. Still, like everyone else, she deserves the right to a fair procedure and impartial investigation as a complainant.
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