The main accused of Kasur child abuse scandal, Haseeb Amir, has confessed to abuse and making their videos.
According to SP Investigation Kasur, Nadeem Abbas claimed that in a statement given to the police the main accused of child abuse scandal admitted committing the crime of sexually abusing children and capturing the same in videos.
He said seven suspects out of the 10 accused identified so far have been taken into custody. They were identified with the help of 30 video clips recovered by the police.
The SP Investigation put the total number of accused at 14 out of whom five have taken interim bail while two are at large.
A court has handed over 7 accused to police for investigation, he said, adding the main accused Haseeb Amir has confessed his crime.
On Saturday, the nation was shocked by reports of gang of criminals producing and selling illicit videos of child sexual abuse in Ganda Singh Wala area of Kasur in Punjab province for the last 10 years.
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Investigations into the massive child sexual abuse scandal – termed the biggest in the country’s history – revealed that around 400 videos were made of 280 minor victims of sexual abuse by the organised gang of over 25 criminals.
Several parents of victims were consistently blackmailed and coerced into paying hundreds of thousands of rupees with threats of releasing the videos in public. Reports said families in the locality were helpless as officials all along remained apathetic to the incident.
A report presented to the chief minister on Saturday said six accused had already been arrested in the case while raids were being conducted to arrest the remaining criminals.
Police said another suspect was arrested Sunday morning, bringing the total number of suspects apprehended in the case to seven.
Earlier today, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif ordered a judicial inquiry into the matter to bring the culprits to justice. (PhotoNews/Geo News)