Lahore : Multan Police have arrested Mufti Abdul Qavi while travelling to Jhang on a highway . He had managed to escaped from the court after his bail application was turn down by the judge in Qandeel Baloch murder case.
The cleric fled the court with the help of lawyers before District and Sessions Judge Chaudhry Ameer Ahmad Khan announced his decision on the application.
The investigating officer was also ordered to arrest Mufti Qavi and submit the challan of the Qandeel murder case in the court soon.
The investigation officer, Noor Akbar, said that in compliance with court orders police would arrest Mufti Qavi and present him in the court.
Police had included Mufti Qavi’s name as a suspect in the murder case of the social media celebrity on the request of her father, Muhammad Azeem, the complainant in the case, who in a statement before the police suspected the cleric’s possible role in her murder.
Qavi’s membership from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was suspended due to the controversy surrounding the selfies he posed for with Qandeel Baloch. He was also suspended from the Ruet-e-Hilal committee due to the same reason.
Model Qandeel Baloch, who rose to fame for her provocative selfies that polarised Pakistan, was strangled in July by her brother Muhammad Waseem for “bringing shame on the family”. He had confessed to his crime in a press conference after his arrest.