Mufti Aziz and sons indicted in Sexual Assault case

Lahore: A sessions court in Lahore on Monday charged Mufti Aziz ur Rehman, the former leader of the Jamiat Ulema-I-Islam (JUI), and his five sons in a case of sexually assaulting a pupil at his madressah.

They all decided to dispute the allegations and pled not guilty to the crime. The court ordered the prosecution to present its witnesses at the next hearing so that their testimony may be recorded.

Previously, Mufti Aziz-ur-Rehman of the Jamia Mazoorul Islamia was charged with sexual assault on June 16th after videos of him forcing himself on a Madrrasah student went viral. “If justice is not done, I will commit suicide,” the victim is claimed to have declared. Mufti Aziz Ur Rehman had previously stated that the video was old and that “I certify on oath that such an act was not committed in my consciousness.” He also stated that he was given intoxicated substances. 

The cleric sexually abused his student by offering him assistance in passing his exam, according to the case challan. The validity of viral footage in which he was supposedly seen sexually abusing the student was confirmed by a forensic analysis. In the challan, there are a total of 22 witnesses. Mufti Aziz and his sons Altaf Rehman, Atiq Rehman, Atta Rehman, Wasee Rehman, and Latif Rehman were accused by Judicial Magistrate Rana Rashid.

Also, a media outlet reported on June 21st that “the former JUI-F leader admitted to his crime during interrogation, authorities had said.” During Monday’s session, however, Mufti Aziz Ur Rehman refused to admit to the charges levelled against him.

After videos of him sexually assaulting a student went viral, Mufti Aziz ur Rehman of Jamia Manzoorul Islamia in Lahore was arrested on June 20.

At the North Cantt Police Station, a FIR was registered in response to the student’s accusation.

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