In a case involving a forest fire in the Margalla Hills last month, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) allowed TikToker Nosheen Saeed alias Dolly’s pre-arrest bail motion on Wednesday.
“Fire erupts wherever I am,” Saeed, who has over 11 million TikTok followers, captioned a video showing herself wandering about in a silver ball gown in front of a flaming hillside, possibly the Margalla Hills near Islamabad.
Her video was quickly went viral on social media, with many believing she caused the fire herself at a time when Pakistan was experiencing a severe heatwave that was triggering forest fires.
The video was pulled off from the app just hours after it was uploaded
Following the registration of a first information report by Kohsar Police under several sections of the Environment Protection Agency and the Islamabad Wildlife Ordinance, she requested for pre-arrest bail.
The court granted her interim bail until June 8 after the preliminary hearing (today).
Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri asked the police if they have evidence that the blaze was ignited by the TikToker at today’s hearing. “And what is the value of the trees that were damaged?” he continued.
According to the investigating officer, authorities are still evaluating the total loss caused by the fire.
Following that, the court granted Saeed’s request for pre-arrest bail and told the police to include her in the investigation.
After two videos went popular on social media, the Islamabad Police filed two separate FIRs, one of which showed two young TikTokers lighting the forest on fire with a lighter on Margalla Hills. A model and TikToker Dolly performed in front of a fire in another video that went viral on social media.