ISLAMABAD: After the pair in the Islamabad harassment case failed to appear for a hearing, a district and sessions court in Islamabad issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against them on Tuesday, according to Geo News.
Judge Mohammad Ata Rabbani presided over the proceedings and voiced his displeasure at the couple’s absence. As a result, he issued a non-bailable warrant for both the man and the lady, ordering the senior superintendent of police (SSP) to appear in court.
Meanwhile, the couple’s lawyer pleaded with the court, claiming that both victims live outside of the city and that getting to court would take three hours.
In July of last year, a video depicting the primary accused in the case, Usman Mirza, physically assaulting and tormenting a young couple in a room full of other males leaked on social media.
The Islamabad police arrested Mirza and filed a first information report (FIR) in the case just hours after the video went viral.
In the Islamabad couple harassment case, seven persons were were charged, including Usman Mirza.