Punjab Inspector-General of Police Inam Ghani on Sunday vowed to treat Aziz ur Rehman as a “test case”, saying that the police will conduct scientific investigation, prosecute and get the former JUI leader convicted by the court.
“We have been able to arrest this criminal. We will take it as a test case, interrogate him, conduct scientific professional investigation, prosecute and get him convicted by the court,” he tweeted.
He said Punjab Police wanted to rid society of child molesters and make it a safer place for children.
Police have arrested former JUI leader Mufti Aziz ur Rehman and his sons for their involvement in a sexual abuse case.
A video featuring Rehman went viral on social media in which he could be seen sexually abusing a seminary student.
The student had said Rehman sexually abused him, while the cleric’s sons started blackmailing and threatening to kill him. “If justice is not done, I will commit suicide,” the survivor had said.
Rehman and his sons fled after police registered a case against them and conducted raids to arrest the suspects.
The superintendent of the madrassa, where Rehman worked, had said that the cleric had been fired after the video went viral.
Superintendent Asadullah Farooq had said Rehman and his sons had been asked to leave the madrassa and the institution was not responsible for any of their acts.
Meanwhile, IG Police Inam Ghani said that Punjab Police is performing its duty as a frontline worker for the protection of life, honour and property of the common man during the Corona outbreak and many officers and officials of Punjab Police have been martyred by the Corona epidemic.
He said that the ongoing process of corona vaccination should be completed in all the districts of the province as soon as possible so that the police force would continue to perform its duties of service and protection of the people while remaining safe from this contagious epidemic.
He further said that the supervisory officers should complete the vaccination of the subordinate force under personal supervision and reports in this regard should be sent to the Central Police Office regularly.