Prosecution instructed to provide witnesses in Aziz-ur-Rehman rape case

Prosecution instructed to provide witnesses in Aziz-ur-Rehman rape case


A Lahore courtroom ordered on Monday the prosecution to provide witnesses within the madrassa rape case. The prime suspect within the case, Mufti Aziz-ur-Rehman, is at present in jail.

At a listening to on Monday, the cleric, his sons, and different accused within the case rejected the accusations in opposition to them. the scholar abuse case in opposition to Azizur Rehman was heard by the judicial Justice of the Peace, Rana Arshad, within the Lahore Kutchery.

In keeping with reviews, at the very least 9 out of 22 witnesses will seem in courtroom. Judicial Justice of the Peace Rana Arshad has adjourned the listening to until November 1 on the request of the federal government prosecutor.

Final week, Safdar Shaheen Pirzada, the Aziz-ur-Rehman’s counsel, filed a bail petition within the courtroom. He contended that the cleric was an harmless citizen and had been wrongly implicated within the case.

The accusations are a ruse to divert the authorities’ consideration from an inside conflict contained in the madrassah.

Earlier, on October 4, the courtroom had indicted seven individuals, together with Azizur Rehman and his sons within the case.

Police had submitted a cost sheet in opposition to the accused on September 17 after finishing investigations.

The viral video

On June 16, Mufti Aziz-ur-Rehman of Jamia Manzoorul Islamia, Lahore, was booked for sodomy after movies exhibiting him forcing himself on a pupil went viral.

The coed had filed an FIR at Lahore’s North Cantt Police Station.

The complainant mentioned that through the examination of stage 4, Mufti Aziz, who was the invigilator, accused him and one other particular person of sending another person of their place for the examination. The cleric had him barred from showing within the Wifaqul Madaris examination for 3 years.

The coed mentioned Mufti Aziz used it to blackmail him into having sexual relations. “So, out of compulsion, I got here into his deceit and have become a sufferer. He additionally promised me that he would have my ban eliminated and get me to cross the Wifaqul Madaris examination.”

He mentioned he was sexually harassed and blackmailed each Friday for 3 years. When he went to the madrassa administration, they refused to consider him saying that the mufti was a pious man they usually accused the sufferer of mendacity.

The coed thus began secretly filming to gather proof which he offered to Wifaqul Madari Nazim-e-Aala Hanif Jalandhary. “When Mufti Aziz got here to learn about this, he threatened to kill me,” the younger man instructed the police. “A number of days in the past, when somebody uploaded the video on social media, I received scared and went into hiding.”

Mufti Aziz had denied the accusation of sexual abuse in a video assertion and claimed that he was drugged by his pupil earlier than he was filmed.

The cleric had claimed that the movies had been a conspiracy to take away him from Jamia Manzoorul Islamia, Lahore.

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