Islamabad: The Islamabad police have refused to lodge case against American blogger Cynthia D. Ritchie.
According to details, a hearing was conducted by Session Judge Zeba Chaudhry in response to a petition filed by a citizen for leveling allegations against former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
The plaintiff had requested the court to order police to register case against Cynthia D. Ritchie for hurling false accusations.
The police took the stance that the American blogger used social media as a platform which makes the matter fall under the jurisdiction of Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA).
In response, the petitioner’s lawyer argued that Islamabad police hold the authority to file a case against the US citizen but not doing so.
After hearing arguments, the court adjourned hearing till June 17.
Cynthia D. Ritchie had shared pictures with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders on Thursday adding fuel to the fire that has been raging since her accusations.
In a series of tweets, Cynthia unveiled a picture with former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani whom the American has accused of manhandling her. She alleged that the photo was taken at The Presidency. Gillani has maintained that he had not met Cynthia Ritchie while he was the Premier.
Earlier, in a video message on Facebook, Cynthia D. Ritchie accused former interior minister Rehman Malik of raping her while his party was ruling the country.
She further said that former health minister Makhdoom Shahbuddin and former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani “physically manhandled” her in President House.
The blogger also expressed willingness to share more details but with investigative and neutral journalists. Ritchie said that she was revealing the incident just to encourage the girls who are raped and transgender. The US citizen went on to say that she will no more tolerate the unacceptable advances and lecherious look.
She vowed to make efforts for getting justice for persons who have gone through such kind of happenings.