Rabi Pirzada is acquitted in the case of keeping dangerous and exotic pets at her house by Judicial Magistrate Model Town Court.
She has filed for acquittal in the case through her counsel Hassan Khalid Ranjha. The counsel argued that his client did not violate any law and that she has been implicated in a fake case on personal vendettas.
He argued that the concerned department initiated an investigation against the client before receiving search warrants from the court.
Magistrate Haris Siddiqui accepted the acquittal plea and exonerated Rabi Pirzada from the case.
Talking to media outside the court, Rabi Pirzada asserted that she is determined to work with the wildlife department for the protection of the animals.
Thanks to Allah 🙏🏻 https://t.co/4vuLTuJ3rS
— Rabi Pirzada (@Rabipirzada) February 13, 2020
Actress-cum-Singer Rabi Pirzada came under fire after her pictures with her exotic pets went viral on social media. Pirzada owns exotic cobras, crocodiles, and Lions has kept her pets at her beauty salon at DHA.
The Punjab Wildlife Protection and Parks Department complained to her for allegedly keeping python and crocodile at her house and salon and pursued a case against her last year.
Earlier, Pirzada had repeatedly expressed her fascination with snakes. “I have loved snakes ever since I was young, even though my parents were not in favor of this. They used to try and stop me but I patiently waited till a time I could afford the hobby myself,” she said.
On September 2nd, Rabi Pirzada posted a video on her YouTube account in which she can be seen holding a snake with more snakes and a crocodile on the table in front of her. “All these are gifts for [Indian PM Narendra] Modi,” she said. “My friends will feast on you.” She started the video by saying that Kashmiri woman and her snakes are ready to take on you.
The authorities came into action after fresh photos of her with wild pets circulated on social media. The Wildlife department issued her a legal notice under the Punjab Wildlife (Protection and Conservation and Management) Act of 1974 which could have lead to imprisonment for two to three years with an Rs.20,000 fine.