LAHORE: Police have arrested Mufti Aziz ur Rehman, a former JUI chief, together with his son from Mianwali.
As per a report on Geo Information, a video of Rehman had gone viral wherein he might be seen sexually abusing a pupil.
Police had registered a case in opposition to the previous JUI chief and his sons, after the scholar alleged he was being blackmailed and threatened by Rehman’s sons.
“If justice is just not accomplished, I’ll commit suicide,” the survivor had mentioned.
The superintendent of the madrassa, the place Rehman labored, had mentioned that the cleric had been fired after the video went viral.
Superintendent Asadullah Farooq had mentioned Rehman and his sons had been requested to depart the madrassa and the establishment was not liable for any of their acts.
In the meantime, JUI Lahore’s secretary-general had additionally issued a discover stating that after the video, the celebration had suspended the membership of Mufti Rehman and that it will stay revoked until the investigation concludes.
The incident sparked outrage on social media, with many calling for the previous JUI chief to be arrested.
Mufti Rehman says he was ‘intoxicated’
Rehman, in the meantime, had mentioned the video was two-and-a-half years previous, and that the scholar was being “used in opposition to” him.
“I declare on oath that I didn’t do such an act in my consciousness. I used to be given one thing intoxicating and I used to be not aware,” he had claimed in a video message.