The forensic report of a video showing a 70-year-old religious cleric molesting a seminary student has proved that the individuals who appeared in it were Mufti Aziz-Ur-Rehman and the accuser.
According to the details, the report in the Mufti Aziz-Ur-Rehman case concluded that “no editing features were found in the visual content” of the videos.
“After forensic facial analysis, it was confirmed that the facial features of the victim and the accused named Aziz-ur-Rehman matched the facial features of the persons of interest seen in the videos,” Lahore Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Investigations Shariq Jamal said Monday.
“No evidence of editing was found in the video clip according to the forensic analysis report,” he added.
However, the DNA test of the involved came back negative as the crime happened two to three years ago and DNA analysis is time-barred.
Aziz Ur Rehman Confessed To Crime In Student Abuse Case
Earlier, the religious cleric had confessed to the crime during interrogation in a student abuse case and the accused also recorded his statement.
The victim, Sabir Shah, had told police that his life was in danger as Mufti Aziz-ur-Rehman and his sons threatened to kill him.
In the FIR lodged at Lahore’s North Cantonment police station, Sabir Shah said that after presenting videos as evidence to Maulana Muhammad Hafeez Jalandhari, the Nazim-e-Ala of the Federation of Madrassas, Mufti Aziz-ur-Rehman started threatening him with ‘murder and serious consequences’.
In the FIR, Sabir Shah has said that he belongs to Swat and he had entered Jamia Manzoor Islamia Madrassa in 2013.
“I Was Intoxicated,” The Cleric Said
On the other hand, Mufti Aziz, whose membership has been suspended by his party, also released a video statement not only denying his role in the viral video but also claiming that “it is part of a conspiracy to malign his reputation”.
The cleric claimed, “Certain elements inside the seminary wanted to expel him.”
“This video is fake as you can’t even see me move in it,” he added.
“Where is my accuser? It has been two weeks since he was last seen…I was clearly drugged by this boy,” he detailed further.
Moreover, the notice issued by the administrator Jamia Asad ul Farooq reads, “A video was produced of you in which you are molesting a student. After consolation, the Jamia administration based on the video advised him and his son to leave the campus.”
The religious institute also announced that it would distance itself from any act or statement of the mufti.
Note that a video featuring the religious cleric went viral and brought storm all over social media in which he could be seen sexually abusing a seminary student.
The viral video has sparked extreme outrage by the JUI lawmakers, parents and other religious scholars. The institute itself has issued a notice against the Mufti.
The outraged Pakistani Twitteraties had demanded action against Rehman and a clear out of paedophiles in religious seminaries across the country.
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