Mufti Aziz ur Rehman, who was detained by Lahore police for sexually assaulting a seminary student, would be convicted by the court, said Punjab Police Inspector-General (IG) Inam Ghani on Sunday.
In his tweet today, IG Punjab, following Mufti Aziz ur Rehman and his son’s arrest wrote, “We have been able to arrest this criminal. We will take it as a test case, interrogate him, conduct a 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.
Earlier in the day, Lahore police detained Mufti Aziz ur Rehman and his son, who began blackmailing and threatening the Mianwali student with death.
A video showing the religious priest sexually assaulting a seminary student went viral and sparked outrage throughout social media.
The viral video has infuriated JUI lawmakers, parents, and other religious academics. The institute has taken action against the Mufti Aziz ur Rehman.
Outraged Pakistanis on Twitter urged punishment against Mufti Aziz ur Rehman and the removal of paedophiles from religious seminaries across the country.
“If Justice Is Not Done, I Will Commit Suicide,” The Survivor Said
The victim had made a video statement in which he said that the 70-year-old cleric’s sons were threatening to murder him for exposing their father. “It is better I commit suicide rather than being killed.” the victim stated in his video statement.
“I Was Intoxicated,” The Cleric Said
On the other side, Mufti Aziz, whose membership in his party has been suspended, made a video statement not only denying his involvement in the viral video but also alleging that “it is part of a conspiracy to malign his reputation”.
The cleric claimed, “Certain elements inside the seminary wanted to expel him.”
“This video is fake as you can’t even see me move in it,” he added.
“Where is my accuser? It has been two weeks since he was last seen…I was clearly drugged by this boy,” he detailed further.
Moreover, the notice issued by the administrator Jamia Asad ul Farooq reads, “A video was produced of you in which you are molesting a student. After consolation, the Jamia administration based on the video advised him and his son to leave the campus.”
The religious institute also announced that it would distance itself from any act or statement of the mufti.
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. We want our kids protected from these child molesters and keep our society safe for our future. pic.twitter.com/W8frA3irKC
— Inam Ghani QPM & Bar, PSP (@InamGhani) June 20, 2021