The Court has granted bail to co-accused Abdullah against surety bond of Rs 50,000 after hearing arguments of his counsel in the case.
Mufti Aziz-ur-Rehman was in the court when the court granted bail to the co-accused. The Police had produced Mufti Aziz to seek his physical remand in the case. The arguments are in progress and decision will be announced soon.
Sabir Shah, the resident of Swat, who was studying in fourth year of Darse-e-Nizami (eight-year course of Islamic studies) at Madrassa Manzoorul islam lodged the complaint, saying that Mufti Aziz-ur-Rehman was sodomizing him for last three years.
“Mufti Aziz blackmailed me and continued to sodomize me for last three years,” said Sabir Shah.
The FIR registered against Mufti Aziz-ur-Rehman said that the cleric blackmailed the boy by accusing him of cheating in exams of ‘Wafaqul Madaris’—a board which conducts annual exams of religious seminaries of ‘Deobandi school of thought’.
“They chased me along with some unknown people and wanted to kill me,” Sabir Shah told the police, pleading that he should be provided protection.
Later, Mufti Aziz-ur-Rehman said in a video message that the video was made in connivance with the administrators of the seminary as they wanted to kick him out.
He said the sons of the founder of Madrassa thought he [Mufti Aziz] could hold the complete control of madrassa and therefore, they staged this drama to defame him and finally kick him out so that they could completely hold the seminary.
“I watch it. And many other Ulemas as well. We found him committing this heinous crime conciously. Therefore, he should be taken to the height of Minar-e-Pakistan and should be thrown on the ground.