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In a new development, the victims in the couple harassment case on Tuesday retracted their statement against the accused Usman Mirza.

The couple submitted an affidavit told the trial court that they did not want to pursue the case against the main accused Usman Mirza and co-accused Hafiz Ataur Rehman, Adaras Qayyum Butt, Rehan, Umar Bilal Marwat, Mohib Bangash and Farhan Shaheen.

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Accused Usman Mirza had been booked and charge-sheeted after they were arrested for stripping the couple naked, torturing them in Sector E-11 of Islamabad and later uploading their video on social media in July last year.

The couple said that the police fabricated the case and submitted the affidavit to the court on their behalf.

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The victim girl written in her affidavit that the accused Usman Mirza and his other friends were not present at the time of the incident and they were not the people who were seen in the videos.

The victim girl further said that Usman Mirza didn’t assaulted her or stripped her naked.

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The girl also told the court that she did not want to pursue the case against the arrested accused.

The girl also said “I did not identify any of the accused and nor did I sign any paper” but the police officers at different times kept signing simple papers from them and put their thumbprints. The victim also refused to identify Rehan, who was arrested on charges of making mobile footage, saying, “I don’t know Rehan and the police showed me Rehan and other accused at the police station.”

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She said that she was submitting this affidavit of her own free will and free of any pressure.

The first lawyer of the victims, Hassan Javed Shorash, while talking to the media said that he did not know anything about what the boy and girl said in the court on Tuesday.

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Some media sources claim that the victims retract their statements after 10 million PKR deal with Usman Mirza.

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