In a sensational volte-face, previous JUI-F pioneer and minister Mufti Aziz ur Rehman on Monday denied physically attacking one of his students — negating his prior admission supposedly made during the police interrogation — and told a legal magistrate that the police were pressurizing him to concede to the wrongdoing.
North Cantonment police had on June 17 enrolled the FIR on charges of rape and criminal terrorizing Mufti Rehman on the grumbling of a student of Jamia Manzoorul Islam, Lahore.
Police had captured the minister, blamed them for attacking his student, and his two children in separate strikes in Mianwali on June 20. The police had later created him under the watchful eye of the local court and looked for seven-day actual remand, which was supported by the magistrate.
At that point, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) examinations Shariq Jamal Khan had told PakistanIssues.com, that the minister had admitted he had made the student an objective of his desire with the draw of passing him [in his exams]. The pastor had added that he was scared once the video circulated around the web on social media and his children had endeavored to compromise the student and prevent him from referencing the episode to anybody, the DIG said.
On Monday, police created Mufti Azizur Rehman before the legal magistrate at a local court in Lahore to record his statement. He, notwithstanding, redacted the prior statement that was credited to him by the police. He told the Judicial Magistrate Rana Rashid Ali that the theological school had contrived against him and the police were pressurizing him for an admission.
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Subsequent to recording his statement, the magistrate sent the denounced on legal remand for 14 days. The court additionally looked for a report from the police on the challan of the case at the following hearing.