Cleric seeks bail in seminary student rape case

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Staff Reporter

The cleric, accused of raping a madrasa student, has filed a bail application in a sessions court.

Judicial Magistrate Nuzhat Jabeen heard the case on Friday and heard arguments of counsels for both sides.

Mufti Azizur Rehman told the court that the police have registered a case against him without investigating the clip. “The video circulating on social media is edited and I have nothing to do with it,” he claimed.

In a hearing earlier this week, the scholar claimed that the video has been manipulated and linked to him. He has requested the FIA and Punjab Forensic Department to conduct a forensic review of the clip.

On Friday, the court adjourned the case till August 10. Mufti Aziz was charged on June 16 after videos showing him forcing himself on the student went viral.

The student had registered an FIR at North Cantt Police Station in Lahore. He said that he had been a student of Jamia Manzoorul Islamia since 2013.

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