Police investigators have reportedly found an audio clip of the complainant of the Minar-e-Pakistan mob harassment case and her partner in producing social media content discussing the possibility of extorting money from the suspects arrested in the case.
According to sources, in the recorded phone conversation extracted from phones, Amir Sohail alias Rambo asks TikToker Ayesha Akram about the number of the arrested suspects. She tells him that six people were arrested. Rambo allegedly comments that they cannot demand a lot of money from the arrested money because they appear to be poor. Ayesha allegedly replies that they could hardly demand half a million rupees from each of them.
In another leaked audio, Rambo reportedly threatens to share her videos and pictures with all his acquaintances and colleagues. He complains that he was ruined and says that he would ruin the woman too. Ayesha pleads to him to desist from such an act.
The messages show that Rambo was perturbed over Ayesha shooting videos with someone else.
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A few days earlier, Ayesha, in a statement before investigators, had accused Rambo and his accomplices of blackmailing and extortion. She alleged that had had extorted Rs3 million from her. Rambo had filmed her private videos and forced her to pay him half her income, she alleged.
She stated that she was unable to pay more money so she had lodged a complaint before the police.
Ayesha also said that visiting the monument on Independence Day was Rambo’s plan and she could not resist because she feared that he would make viral her intimate videos. She also held Rambo’s accomplices responsible for the harassment.
The complainant identified 13 people in her statement and the police have taken into custody eight of them, including Sohail.
However, Sohail pleaded innocence from behind the bars. Police said further investigations and forensic analysis would help ascertain the facts.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 12th, 2021.