A lower court in Lahore has summoned medical reports on Aziz-ur-Rehman’s bail application. Jamia Manzoorul Islamia cleric from Lahore was arrested on June 16 for committing sodomy after videos showing him forcing himself to a student went viral.
The court also ordered the production of witnesses at the next hearing, which will be held on October 22.
In a hearing on October 4, Aziz-ur-Rehman and his sons dismissed the charges against them. The case was heard by the judicial magistrate, Rana Arshad, in Lahore Kutchery.
Subsequently, on October 18, the court asked the prosecution to produce witnesses in the madrassa rape case. According to reports, at least nine of the 22 witnesses will appear in court.
The main suspect in this case, Mufti Aziz-ur-Rehman, is currently in prison. Police filed an indictment against the accused on September 17 following the investigation.
On June 16, the cleric was sentenced for sodomy after videos showing him forcing himself on a student went viral.
The student had filed an FIR at the North Cantt police station in Lahore.
The complainant said that during the level four exam Mufti Aziz, who was the proctor, accused him and another person of sending someone else in their place for the exam. The clerk forbade him to take the Wifaqul Madaris exam for three years.
The student said Mufti Aziz used him to blackmail him into having sex. “So by duress, I entered into his deception and became a victim. He also promised me that he would lift my ban and give me the Wifaqul Madaris exam.
He said he was sexually harassed and blackmailed every Friday for three years. When he went to the administration of the madrassa, they refused to believe him, saying that the mufti was a pious man and they accused the victim of lying.
The student therefore began to secretly film to collect evidence that he presented to Wifaqul Madari Nazim-e-Aala Hanif Jalandhary. “When Mufti Aziz heard about this, he threatened to kill me,” the young man told police. “A few days ago when someone posted the video on social media, I got scared and hid. “
Mufti Aziz denied the sexual abuse accusation in a video statement and claimed he was drugged by his student before being filmed.
The cleric had claimed that the videos were a plot to expel him from Jamia Manzoorul Islamia, Lahore.