Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Lahore cleric sent to jail in sexual abuse case

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LAHORE: A Lahore court on Monday sent Mufti Aziz ur Rehman to jail on a 14-day judicial remand in a sexual abuse case, reported ARY News.

Amid tight security, the police produced the cleric before Judicial Magistrate Rana Rasheed Ali Khan with his face covered with a piece of cloth.

The investigation officer informed the court that he had completed the investigation against the accused.

When the magistrate asked the cleric if he wanted to say something, the latter replied that he desired to record his statement.

The court sent the accused to jail with directives for the jail authorities to produce him before the relevant court to record his statement.

On June 20, Punjab police had announced the arrest of Mufti Aziz ur Rehman involved in sexually assaulting a seminary student in Lahore along with his son.

Mufti Aziz ur Rehman has since confessed to sexually abusing a student besides also trying to harass the latter to refrain him from making the video viral.

The cleric during police interrogation verified the contents of the video showing him and a student named Sabir Shah and had said that it was filmed by the latter. “I sexually assaulted him while offering him to help in clearing the exams,” he had confessed.

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