Court rejects TikToker’s bail plea in Ertugrul Gazi’s hero case

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Staff Reporter

Declaring that there was nothing wrong with the arrest of Tik Toker Kashif Hussain, who had invited Turkish drama Ertuğrul Gazi’s hero to Pakistan, a City court asked the applicant on Monday to approach the concerned forum for securing his release on bail.

According to a report, prepared by DSP Organised Crime Ichhra Circle, and submitted by a law officer to the court, Kashif Hussain s/o Zameer Hussain, a resident of 217 E Block, State Life Housing Society, Nishtar Colony had earlier been arrested for driving a vehicle bearing a fake number plate, installing revolving lights on the top of his car and posing as a government servant.

A few days ago, Ertuğrul Gazi’s hero, Engin Altan Düzyatan, had approached the Race Course police station, Lahore for the registration of a case of ‘fraud’ against Hussain.

“Cases and FIRs are registered against the suspect at police stations in several districts across Punjab,” the law officer told the court.

The lawyer of the TikToker argued since there was no substance in the application filed in the LHC for the suspect’s release, therefore, it be rejected.

The bail application, in which Punjab IGP, CCPO, SP CIA and DSP CIA had been made the respondents, stated that Kashif Hussain had entered an agreement with Turkish drama’s hero to hold different shows.

“However, the deal struck could not be implemented following which police started harassing the Tik Toker,” the petition said and adds that CIA Ichhra police stormed into his home on June 12, 2021 and took him away.

Furthermore, the petition reads that since the Tik Toker is being detained without registration of any case, therefore, the police be ordered to release him and produce him in court.

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