Meesha Shafi Could Not Produce Any Witnesses Regarding Sexual Harassment, Fia Claimed
The Legal battle between Ali Zafar and Meesha Shafi has been going on for two and a half years.
Nine people have been named in the final challan presented by the FIA in the special trial court.
The nominees include singers Meesha Shafi, Iffat Omar, Mahim Javed, Leena Ghani, Haseem Zaman, Fareeha Ayub, Syed Faizan Raza, Humna Raza, and Ali Gul Pir.
The FIA initially filed an interim challenge in a special court in December 2020, after which the FIA also filed a final challenge against all individuals, including Meesha Shafi.
The FIA challan said that Meesha Shafi could not produce any witnesses in the sexual harassment case against singer Ali Zafar.
The challan said that the singer had appeared and recorded her statement when summoned by the FIA, but she could not produce any witnesses.
According to the challan, Meesha Shafi said that she had tweeted in the public interest regarding sexual harassment.
The challan stated that the accused, Humna Raza, did not appear before the FIA despite being summoned.
Details of all the nine named accused's social media accounts have also been attached with the challenge presented in the special court.
In the challan, an appeal has been made to the trial court to start trial against only nine named accused, including Meesha Shafi, Humna Raza, and Mahim Javed.
It should be noted that initially, the FIA had submitted a challan in the court on December 16, 2020, in which all the accused, including Meesha Shafi, were held responsible for running a false campaign against Ali Zafar.
Ali Zafar had lodged a complaint with the FIA Cyber Crime Wing in November 2018 alleging that several social media accounts were posting insulting and threatening material against Ali Zafar.
Ali Zafar had alleged that in April 2018, weeks before Meesha Shafi's allegations of sexual harassment, several fake accounts had launched a vicious campaign against the singer.
The FIA had registered a case against Meesha Shafi, Iffat Omar, and nine other nominees under the Cyber Crimes Act in September 2020. After investigating Ali Zafar's request, all the accused avoided arrest had obtained pre-bail for.
After the FIA submitted its report to the court, the trial against the accused has not started yet, and despite several summonses, the accused could not appear before the court.
The next hearing in the case is set for April 10, with the court likely to rule on the case.
This case is different from the defamation case between Meesha Shafi and Ali Zafar.
The defamation case between Meesha Shafi and Ali Zafar has been pending for the last two years, and no decision has been reached yet.
The legal battle against Ali Zafar and Meesha Shafi took place in April 2018 when Mesha Shafi accused the fellow singer of sexual harassment, which Ali Zafar denied.
Ali Zafar later filed a Rs 1 billion compensation claim against Mesha Shafi for making false allegations, the hearings of which are ongoing.