PESHAWAR: Police on Wednesday arrested a popular Pashto singer S* on suspicion of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a girl.
A case has been registered against the singer at Yakatoot Police Station, officials confirmed.
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S* was later presented before a judicial magistrate who handed him over to the police on a physical remand for further investigation.
According to details, N*, a Swabi resident, had filed a case against the singer at Faqirabad Police Station, accusing him of kidnapping and raping her.
In her complaint, she also claimed that S* had assured her he would marry her, but later refused to do so.
S* is a well-known name in the music industry of Pashto films. He has also worked as an actor in a few films.
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The singer is from Swabi, but has lived in Peshawar for the last five years.
*Names withheld to protect identities