Woman who accused Babar Azam of se**ally exploiting her demanded INR 45 lakh to withdraw her case
Legal counsel also cleared that his client will not pay a single paisa to Hamiza.
Updated - Dec 25, 2020 9:34 am
A few weeks ago, Pakistan captain Babar Azam was in the news for wrong reasons even as he landed in New Zealand for three T20Is and two Tests. A Lahore-based woman Hamiza Mukhtar had accused the cricketer of se**ally exploiting her and giving false promises of marriage. She had also made the chats between the two public in a press conference.
However, Babar’s legal counsel has now accused Hamiza of blackmailing him and demanding INR 45 lakh to withdraw the case. She has made allegations of se**al exploitation, fraud and harrassment against the top cricketer. Hamiza also filed a petition with the court regarding the same.
But Babar Azam’s legal counsel has claimed that all the allegations are baseless and the woman is only blackmailing their client. They also revealed that she reduced her demand from PKR 10 million to PKR 2 million to withdraw her case. “She is trying to defame and harass my client knowing he is a famous personality,” the legal counsel told court according to Indian Express.
The counsel has also stated that his client will ‘not pay a single paisa’ while also asking the sessions court judge to summon Hamiza’s lawyer and tell him to conclude his arguments regarding the case. Meanwhile, the the court adjourned its hearing on the case and also directed the lawyer of the woman to read out the arguments.
Babar Azam ruled out of first Test
As far as Babar Azam is concerned, he is not having a good time in New Zealand at all. After serving the quarantine period, he injured his right thumb and was ruled out of the three-match T20I series. The cricketer was supposed to be back on the field for the two-match Test series but he is yet to get fit and has been ruled out of the first game as well.
Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq is hopeful of the team’s skipper regaining the fitness in time for the final match of the tour. Mohammad RIzwan will be leading Pakistan in the first Test.