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Three-member committee to probe assault at Minar-e-Pakistan

19 Aug, 2021
An FIR has been registered against 400 unidentified people on the complaint of the woman on Tuesday. File photo
An FIR has been registered against 400 unidentified people on the complaint of the woman on Tuesday. File photo

The Punjab IGP constituted a three-member inquiry committee to probe the incident in which a woman was assaulted, manhandled and groped on Independence Day near Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore.

So far the police have identified 11 suspects, while the footage from the event was sent to the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) for the identification of the culprits, reported Dawn.

An FIR had been registered against 400 unidentified people on the complaint of the woman on Tuesday, however, so far no accused was arrested.

In a tweet, IGP Inam Ghan assured the nation that those who were responsible for the sad and tragic incident would be punished.

Talking to Aaj News, Punjab government Spokesperson Fayazul Hassan Chohan said the culprits would be punished for the heinous crime.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Chohan said he had contacted the victim over phone and assured her of complete cooperation by the Punjab government.

In another tweet, he apprised that the police officials, Nadra and Punjab Forensic Science Agency were making efforts to trace the accused through scientific procedure.

SAPM on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill tweeted that high police officials have thoroughly inspected the video. Now, Nadra will identify names and addresses of the culprit, he said.

In a message on Twitter, Nadra confirmed that the officials have started necessary proceedings to identify the culprits.

In related news, government representatives contacted the woman and assured her of justice.

An outrage on social media was witnessed over the incident and celebrities, opposition leaders and social media users lashed out at the officials for not providing safe public spaces to women.

Condemning the incident, opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif tweeted, "The recent anti-women incidents are a reminder that malaise is deep-rooted."