Court extends judicial remand of Mufti Aziz till Aug 23

Mufti Aziz ur Rehman



A Lahore’s session court extended on Wednesday the judicial remand of Mufti Aziz-ur-Rehman, the cleric accused of raping a madrassa student in Lahore, till August 23.

Police told the court that the suspect’s challan will be submitted to the prosecution branch by the next hearing.

The court ordered the police to submit it soon and adjourned the hearing.
Mufti Aziz has claimed that the video has been manipulated and linked to him in a hearing earlier this month, 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.

Mufti Aziz was charged on June 16 after videos showing him forcing himself on the student went viral.

The student (who identified himself but who we will not name), 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.

“During the exam of Darjah-e-Rabia (grade four), Mufti Aziz, who was the Nigran (caretaker) accused me and another guy of putting someone else in our place for the exam and had me banned from appearing in the Wifaqul Madaris exam for three years.”

He said that he pleaded with Mufti Aziz to reconsider the decision upon which the cleric said he would if the young man engaged with him sexually.—INP

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