December 23, 2020 9:51:51 pm
Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s legal counsel has accused Lahore-based Hamiza Mukhtar of blackmailing and demanding Rs 10 million to withdraw her allegations of sexual exploitation, fraud and harassment in opposition to the highest cricketer.
At a listening to of the periods court docket in Lahore on Wednesday, the legal counsel stated that Hamiza resorted to delaying techniques to extend the trial in order that she “could blackmail and harass” Babar, who’s presently in New Zealand with the nationwide staff.
Hamiza has alleged in a petition filed with the court docket that Babar had a relationship together with her and promised marriage earlier than sexually exploiting and utilizing her cash.
The legal counsel for the Pakistan captain, nonetheless, stated the woman had first demanded Rs 10 million to drop her case after which decreased her demand to Rs 2 million, however he insisted his client would “not pay a single paisa” as “all her allegations were baseless”.
“She is trying to defame and harass my client knowing he is a famous personality,” he instructed the court docket.
He additionally requested the periods court docket decide to summon Hamiza’s lawyer and direct him to conclude his arguments within the case.
The court docket later adjourned its listening to and issued directives that the lawyer for Hamiza seem and browse out his arguments.
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