A local court on Tuesday rejected Mufti Azizur Rehman’s request for a forensic review of the viral video in which he was seen raping a teenager at a madrassa in here the City.
The case was heard by Additional Session Judge Shafiq Abbas on Tuesday. The cleric’s request was rejected on the ground of non-compliance.
In the previous hearing, Rehman had submitted a request in court seeking a forensic review of the video. The clip circulating on social media was edited to defame me, he said.
On Tuesday, Rehman filed a bail petition in court, stating that the police registered a fake FIR against him. “I have nothing to do with the case. A report by the Punjab Forensic Department proved that my DNA didn’t match.”
The court has summoned the case record and adjourned the hearing till August 23.
The cleric accused of sexually abusing a student was arrested from Mianwali.
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 the City. He said that he had been a student of Jamia Manzoorul Islamia since 2013.
He said he was sexually exploited every Friday for three years and blackmailed.
He went to the madrassa administration but, according to him, they said this was not possible as the mufti was an old man and a pious person. They said he must be lying, according to the application made to the police.