India born journalist acquitted of paedophilia charges in UK
‘Sexual grooming’ charges levelled against Indian origin journalist Hassan Suroor has been dropped by Britian’s Crown Prosecution centre citing lack of evidence.
“Following a further review of the case there is now no longer a realistic prospect of conviction,” CPS told the Blackfriars Crown Court in a written submission. Suroor said he is considering to sue the vigilante group called Unknown TV.
The judge criticised the prosecutions handling the case. Judge said it is a worrying trend that serious cases like this are pursued on the basis of phone call from vigilante groups.
Hassan Surror was charged for paedophilia, after he was stung by a vigilante group. He was ‘caught’ when he was trying to meet a 14 year old girl with whom he had exchanged sexually suggestive messages. Suroor has admitted that he had met the 14 year old girl online.