“A false FIR has been registered against me in my hometown Malerkotla under section 458 of IPC. This is filed under political influence and the complainant is a local politician. The complaint says that I attacked someone’s home at night. They registered this false FIR with a serious allegation” says Asifa’s lawyer Mubeen Farooqi.
An FIR has been registered against Asifa’s lawyer Mubeen Farooqi at Malerkotla, Punjab. Section n 458 of IPC is charged on the lawyer. Farooqi also told Keyboard Journal that the complainant is a local politician, who with few others had been threatening him that they will kill him.
“I have already filed two complaints against those behind this false FIR. On 14th June they added me on a whatsapp group. They started raising false allegations against me. I had an apprehension that they will kill me. I had already filed two complaints against them, but police did not take any action against them. The police didn’t even record my statement, they just recorded complainant’s statement and registered the FIR. I will never commit any attempt to attack anyone’s home.
I have all the proofs with me, they openly proclaimed that they will kill me, I have their recording, I have all the data with me, I have submitted this data to police station and SSP. But the police didn’t take any action against them.
They were threatening me on phone. I have their call records. They added me on a whatsapp group, they started abusing me, they started threatening me, they intimidated that they will kill me and my family. I have all these recordings.
Yesterday they raided my home, they behaved at me like to a terrorist or a high profile criminal. Around twenty five policemen searched every room of my house. One senior police officer is also involved in this framed case conspiracy. The police are working under pressure. This being section 458 they should have made an enquiry, an investigation before registering the case, because it is a serious offence. But they didn’t call me, they didn’t take any evidence from me, they didn’t take any statement from me, they just registered the case. We are to file appeal in Kathua case but they are involving me to these false cases to stop me from proceeding further.
I am going to request Chief Minister of Punjab to appoint a special investigation team to enquire the matter, to protect my life. I request all the people who stood for justice in this case, I appeal you all kindly take a stand behind me.”
The lawyer is seeking support from all those who stood for justice in the brutal gang rape and murder case of Asifa. Asifa’s family is preparing to move to the Punjab and Haryana High Court with an appeal against the court order. Mubeen Farooqi is the state president of Muslim Federation of Punjab.