LAHORE: Film actor Uzma Khan on Tuesday told a judicial magistrate at Cantonment Courts that she did not want to pursue a case she got registered last week against daughters of a property tycoon.

“The case was a result of some misunderstanding,” she said in her statement recorded by the magistrate under section 164 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). Her sister Huma Khan also recorded the same statement.

The actor further stated that she did not want to present any witness in the case since the challan had also not been filed by the police. She maintained that her statement was voluntary and without any coercion or inducement.

Judicial Magistrate Nauman Nasir recorded the statements of both sisters and made them part of the case record.

The other day, a sessions court had granted pre-arrest bail to the suspects, including Amber Malik and Pashmina Malik, daughters of property tycoon Malik Riaz, and Amina Usman Malik, wife of Riaz’s sister-in-law’s son.

Defence-C police station had on May 27 registered an FIR against the three women and their 15 private security guards on a complaint of the actor on charges of attacking her and her sister after breaking into their house.

On May 28, a judicial magistrate had issued arrest warrants for the suspects on an application by the investigating officer.

As per the FIR, Uzma Khan alleged that the suspects along with 12-15 security guards stormed her residence in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) by breaking the door at 10:30pm a day before Eid.

Published in Dawn, June 3rd, 2020