Suspected Mufti Shahnawaz behind the bars following his arrest on August 23. Picture — Geo Information

RAWALPINDI: The suspect concerned within the alleged rape of a 16-year-old seminary pupil in Pirwadhai was remanded into police custody by an extra district and periods court docket in Rawalpindi,   Geo Information reported   Wednesday. 

On the outset of the listening to, the police moved the court docket to ship the suspect, Mufti Shahnawaz — who had earlier obtained an interim bail — into police custody.

As quickly because the court docket granted the police’s request, Shahnawaz was arrested from the court docket premises.

In keeping with sources inside the police, the suspect will probably be introduced earlier than a judicial Justice of the Peace tomorrow for a bodily remand.

In the meantime, Superintendent of Police Zunaira Azfar stated {that a} keep was granted by the court docket within the arrest of one other suspect, Ishrat Hanif. She stated that the court docket had directed Ishrat to cooperate with the Joint Investigation Crew within the probe, nonetheless, Ishrat “has been non-cooperative”.

Allegations towards Shahnawaz

Mufti Shahnawaz, a seminary trainer, was arrested on August 23 for allegedly raping a 16-year-old feminine seminary pupil, however he obtained interim bail until August 30.

The sufferer had alleged {that a} feminine trainer on the seminary was additionally concerned in facilitating the prime suspect and that one other pupil was additionally beforehand raped.

A case was registered at a police station in Pirwadhai on August 17, per week earlier than Shahnawaz’s arrest.

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