New developments reported in Police and FIA case against American blogger Cynthia Ritchie in Pakistan

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New developments reported in Police and FIA case against American blogger Cynthia Ritchie in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: New developments reported in Police and FIA case against American blogger Cynthia Ritchie in Pakistan as Islamabad police refused to register a case against her.

Application was submitted against US citizen and blogger Cynthia Dawn Ritchie, who has accused the top PPP leadership of rape and harassment.

A report was forwarded from the Bani Gala police station to the additional sessions judge’s court in this regard. PPP leader Waqas Abbasi had submitted the plea against Ritchie for making inappropriate claims about former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in her tweets.

In the petition, it was mentioned that the US citizen posted defamatory tweets.

Police said that if any action is required against Ritchie, then the Federal Investigation Agency should be consulted.

The court then summoned final arguments from both sides in the next hearing and adjourned the case until June 24.

Earlier, police had dismissed the case filed by Ritchie against Senator Rehman Malik over lack of evidence.

On Thursday, Cynthia Richie had moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in a bid to stop the FIA from registering a case against her.

In her petition, Ritchie had said that the FIA should be stopped from filing a case against her as she had not committed any crime.

In the previous hearings, Additional District and Sessions Judge (ASJ) Jahangir Awan had directed the FIA to register a case against US blogger.