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 allegedly discussing the possibility of extorting money from the suspects arrested in the case.
According to sources, in the recorded conversation extracted from their 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 as 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 Ayesha’s intimate 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 him to desist from committing such an act.
The messages show that Rambo was perturbed over Ayesha allegedly shooting videos with someone else.
A few days earlier, Ayesha, in a statement before investigators, had accused Rambo and his accomplices of blackmailing and extortion. She alleged that he had extorted Rs3 million from her. Rambo had filmed her nude 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, Rambo pleaded innocence from behind the bars.
While talking to the media, he said that it was him who saved Ayesha’s life on the day of the heinous incident. He said that he was the one who saved Ayesha from the mob but now she was putting the entire blame on him.
“Only I know how I took this girl (Ayesha) out of that situation alive and took her home but now Ayesha has nominated me in the case,” he added. “This was neither my fault nor Ayesha’s.”
Rambo said that the plan to go to Greater Iqbal Park was not his but Ayesha’s. “She wanted to go [to Minar-e-Pakistan] with someone else but his brother died so I had to go with Ayesha,” he added.
Police said further investigations and forensic analysis would help ascertain the facts.