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Police arrest Pakistani cleric accused of sexual assault

20 Jun 2021 - 14:34
20 Jun 2021 - 14:34

KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Police have arrested Mufti Azizur Rehman, who is accused of sexually assaulting one of his students, uring a raid in Mianwali, according to a media report on Sunday.

Lahore Model Town CIA Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Hasnain Haider, who led the raid to arrest Rehman, told Dawn.com that Rehman was being brought back to Lahore where he will be prosecuted.

Rehman would be presented in court in a day or two, he added.

Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Inam Ghani, while commenting on the arrest, said that police would take it as a “test case”.

“[We will] interrogate him, conduct scientific professional investigation, prosecute and get him convicted by the court. We want our kids protected from these child molesters and keep our society safe for our future,” he added in a tweet.

Earlier this week, police had registered a case against Rehman after a harrowing video clip of him allegedly sexually assaulting one of his students was widely shared on social media.

The North Cantonment police registered a case against Mufti Rehman for sexually assaulting the student and his three sons for attacking the complainant with the intention to exact revenge.

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