Police on Wednesday registered another case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan lawmaker Salman Mujahid Baloch on the complaint of Abdul Samad — the brother of a woman who on Tuesday had filed a sexual assault complaint against the MNA.
The case has been registered over charges of illegal confinement of Samad, said Gulshan SHO Rashid Alvi.
The officer added that the FIR was registered under sections 384 (punishment for extortion), 385 (putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion), 392 (punishment for robbery) and 34 (common intention) of Pakistan Penal Code.
The 23-year-old complainant stated that on Oct 30, 2017, Baloch allegedly took him away from his home in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and brought him to his constituency in Abidabad of Baldia Town where "he was beaten".
Subsequently, he was taken to Defence, Phase-VIII where Mujahid allegedly threatened him of dire consequences if he (complainant) did not pay Rs4 million as extortion, Samad alleged.
On a question regarding the registration of a sexual assault case against the MQM-P member, SHO Alvi said that since the purported incident took place in Islamabad, the woman should approach the country’s capital police to this effect.
The woman, now married, had filed an application against the MNA accusing him of assault and seeking “protection” against him. Baloch had denied the allegations.
Earlier, on Tuesday, Gizri police had registered a case against Mujahid over charges of criminal intimidation of an activist of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf in the Defence area.