Mufti Qavi flees court but nabbed

Qandeel murder case
Multan

A Sessions court in Multan rejected cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi’s application for extension in his pre-arrest bail in the Qandeel Baloch murder case on Wednesday.
Before District and Sessions Judge Chaudhry Ameer Ahmad Khan announced his decision on the application, the cleric fled the court with the help of lawyers. Mufti Qavi had appeared before the Sessions court for the first time in connection with the murder case on Tuesday. On his lawyer’s request, the court had adjourned the hearing of the case till October 18 (Wednesday).
As the hearing went underway on Wednesday, the judge reserved his decision on the bail plea for a few minutes. During this period, a group of lawyers helped Mufti Qavi escape from the court, and he departed without talking to reporters.
The judge later rejected the application for extension in the cleric’s pre-arrest bail.
He also ordered the investigating officer to arrest Mufti Qavi and submit the challan of the Qandeel murder case in the court soon. The investigation officer, Noor Akbar, said police would arrest Mufti Qavi and present him in the court in compliance with court orders.—INP

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