ISLAMABAD(LAHORE), 13 July: Lahore police have prepared an interim charge-sheet against Lahore cleric Mufti Aziz ur Rehman in a sexual abuse case, on Tuesday.
Sources within Punjab’s prosecution department relayed that the Mufti Aziz ur Rehman has been declared the main suspect in the charge-sheet with five of his sons nominated as suspects.
Mufti Aziz’s sons are accused of extending death threats to the complainant to hush up the case, the sources added.
Complainant Sabir Shah’s statement has also been made part of the charge-sheet which will likely be submitted to the prosecution branch for approval before it is submitted to the relevant court.
On June 28, the court had sent Mufti Aziz ur Rehman to jail on a 14-day judicial remand. Amid tight security, the police produced the cleric before Judicial Magistrate Rana Rasheed Ali Khan with his face covered with a piece of cloth.
The investigation officer informed that he had completed the investigation against the accused. When the magistrate asked the cleric if he wanted to say something, the latter replied that he desired to record his statement.
A sessions court reserved a verdict on bail pleas of Mufti Aziz ur Rehman’s three sons in a sexual abuse case. The court reserved the verdict after hearing arguments from both the prosecution and defence sides. A police report presented to the court said the cleric’s sons, identified as Latifur Rehman, Wasimur Rehman, and Wasiur Rehman, were found guilty during the investigation.
The investigation officer informed the court that the investigation against the three sons of Mufti Aziz, who is in jail on judicial remand, had been completed and that he had already submitted the case record to the court.On June 28, the court had sent Mufti Aziz ur Rehman to jail on a 14-day judicial remand.