In a remarkable volte-face, former JUI-F leader and cleric Mufti Azizur Rehman on Monday refuted sexually attacking one of his students– negating his earlier admission purportedly made during the authorities examination– and informed a judicial magistrate that the authorities were pressurising him to admit to the crime.
North Cantonment cops carried June 17 registered the FIR on fees of sexual assault and also criminal intimidation against Mufti Rehman on the issue of a student of Jamia Manzoorul Islam, Lahore.
Cops had actually jailed the cleric, implicated of molesting his student, and also his two children in different raids in Mianwali on June 20.
The cops had later generated him prior to the regional court and also looked for seven-day physical remand, which was authorized by the magistrate.
At the time, Replacement Assessor General of Authorities (DIG) examinations Shariq Jamal Khan had informed Dawn.com, that the cleric had actually confessed he had actually made the pupil a target of his lust with the lure of passing him [in his tests] The cleric had added that he was terrified as soon as the video clip went viral on social media and also his boys had actually attempted to intimidate the trainee and also stop him from discussing the occurrence to any person, the DIG claimed.
On Monday, police created Mufti Azizur Rehman before the judicial magistrate at a local court in Lahore to tape his statement. He, nonetheless, redacted the earlier statement that was credited to him by the police. He told the Judicial Magistrate Rana Rashid Ali that the seminary had actually conspired versus him as well as the authorities were pressurising him for a confession.
After tape-recording his declaration, the magistrate sent out the accused on judicial remand for 2 week. The court additionally sought a report from the police on the challan of the instance at the following hearing.