Police books lawyers for assaulting woman in Malir court

Laila, brother were physically abused by ex-husband's lawyers


News Desk November 23, 2021
"The accused tortured us for not withdrawing the case against my ex-husband," Laila Parveen. PHOTO: SOCIAL MEDIA

KARACHI:

Police have registered a case against a group of people for assaulting a woman with in the premises of Malir court in Karachi. 

The case was registered under various provisions including assault, embezzlement, threatening with deadly weapons and rioting.

The plaintiff has nominated more than half a dozen persons, including her ex-husband, and other unknown individuals.

On Monday, colleagues of the woman's former husband, most of whom are lawyers, targetted her in court and assaulted her and her brother. 

In the police statement, the woman, Laila Parveen, said that she was married to Ali Hasnain five years ago and was divorced on June 11 this year. She also had a son with her ex-husband named Burhan, who is three and a half years old.

Parveen further claimed that her ex-husband had taken a loan of Rs 6.5 million from her brother Mushtaq Iqbal Khan, and had later returned the loan in the form of a cheque.

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“The cheque from my ex-husband bounced, following which my brother registered a case against him at a police station in the SITE area,” she stated.

Laila maintained that her ex-husband was arrested by police on November 21.

On November 22, during the hearing at a court in Malir, Ali Husnain’s lawyers, Saeed Shehzad and Nasrullah, allegedly showed her pistols and threatened to kill her. Laila also said the lawyers pressured them to withdraw the case.

“Upon my refusal, Saeed Shehzad, Nasrullah, Akbar, Muhammad Ali, Atif, Mir Mukhtiar and Junaid along with 20 to 25 other unknown persons, beat me and my brother Mushtaq Iqbal, grabbed me by the hair and dragged me,” Parveen added, adding that the act tarnished her honour.

She further stated that her gold jewellery was also lost during the incident.

Following the incident, Laila has sought legal action against the accused.

 

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