According to Crime Investigation Agency (CIA), Mufti Azizur Rehman who was booked for sexually assaulting a student at a seminary, has been arrested along with his sons during separate raids in Mianwali.
The CIA claimed they also arrested Rehman’s two sons, Altafur Rehman and Atiqur Rehman, on charges of threatening the victim against naming their father in the case.
According to reports, Rehman will be presented in court for prosecution as he is being brought back to Lahore.
Earlier, Lahore police said they were unable to arrest the accused after Rehman and his sons had managed to escape.
“Several attempts have been made to arrest him in various areas of Lahore, but the Mufti evaded arrest and escaped,” Naya Daur quoted police spokesperson Arif Rana in its report.
The report added that Rehman’s mobile phone was showing differing locations in Lahore but he was not present at any of the given locations.
Mufti Azizur Rehman affiliated with Lahore’s Jamia Manzoor-ul-Islam, was accused of sodomising a student of the seminary after a video of his act went viral on social media.