LAHORE (Web Desk): The police on Saturday said they have arrested 66 people over their alleged involvement in the assault on a female TikToker at Lahore’s Greater Iqbal Park on Independence Day.
Deputy Inspector General (Investigations) Shariq Jamal said that they have questioned over 300 people in the case so far. Of those, over 100 people were taken into custody for further questioning, the police officer said, adding that their whereabouts that day were traced using geo-fencing and face matching.
Then, with “digital mobile forensics”, the 66 who were found to be present on location were arrested, of which 40 were sent for an identification parade after being produced in court, he said.
Once the identification parade concludes, the investigation will be taken further, Jamal added.
The police officer said that the TikToker who was attacked and her colleagues will identify the suspects during the parade and the remaining suspects “will also be arrested soon”.
Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill confirmed that 66 people have been arrested in the Minar-e-Pakistan incident.
Regarding another incident of the harassment of a girl in an auto-rickshaw, Gill said that an FIR had been registered and vowed to bring the culprits to justice soon.