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Seven accused including Usman Mirza indicted in couple assault incident

Usman Mirza has now been charged for rape. (Photo: File)

ISLAMABAD: The session court has indicted seven accused, including Usman Mirza, in a case related to violence against a couple in the capital city. 

The co-accused include Hafiz Atta-ur-Rehman, Idris Qayyum Butt, Rehan, Umar Bilal Marwat, Mohib Bangash, and Farhan Shaheen. The accused ones have pleaded not guilty in court.

A formal trial against the accused will begin after the indictment. The court has sought evidence from the prosecution.

The court has summoned the prosecution witnesses for the next hearing. The court has issued notices to the witnesses to record their statements. Moreover, further hearing of the case has been adjourned till October 12.

According to the Dawn, the police challan submitted to the sessions court against the seven persons charged with harassing the couple in a private flat at E-11 Islamabad stated that Usman Mirza and his accomplices forced the couple to perform sex so they could film it in order to blackmail and extort money from them.

As per the challan, there are seven accused in the crime. In addition to Usman, the others are Farhan Shaheen, Hafiz Ataur Rehman, Adaras Qayyum Butt, Rehan Hassan Mughal, Umar Bilal, and Mohib Bangash.

Referring to the statement of the girl recorded under section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code before a magistrate, Usman, Adaras Qayyum Butt, and their accomplices threatened her of gang rape in case she did not perform sex with her friend in front of them.