MULTAN: A periods courtroom on Tuesday granted bail to Mufti Abdul Qavi, a suspect within the homicide of social media movie star Qandeel Baloch, a day after his judicial remand was prolonged.
Qavi was granted bail towards a surety bond of Rs200,000 and is predicted to be launched within the night as we speak.
Presenting arguments, the suspect’s lawyer stated that an accused, Aslam Shaheen, has been granted bail however Qavi, who’s suspected of inciting Qandeel’s brother to homicide her, is being denied bail.
A polygraph test has no authorized worth both and a “mysterious” name from Saudi Arabia shouldn’t be sufficient grounds to disclaim bail to Qavi, the lawyer stated.
The courtroom on Monday remanded the cleric for seven days after his thirteen-day judicial remand expired.
The police additionally submitted the cost-sheet towards Qavi to the prosecutor, following which the challan can be submitted to the decide in case no modifications are wanted in it.
Qavi has already spent round two weeks in police custody following which he was despatched to jail on judicial remand.
Qavi was additionally taken by means of a polygraph test at Punjab Forensic Science Authority (PFSA) in Lahore earlier, which went on for over 5 hours. Nevertheless, PFSA officers stated the accused was not cooperative in the course of the lie-detection test.
On October 18, Judicial Justice of the Peace Mohammad Pervez issued non-bailable warrants for Qavi after investigation officer Noor Akbar requested the courtroom to take action on the grounds that the cleric is just not cooperating with the police.
The cleric was later arrested after reportedly trying to flee.
After being arrested, Qavi complained of chest ache and was admitted to a hospital. He additionally underwent angiography within the following days and was discharged later.
Baloch, who shot to fame for her provocative selfies that polarised Pakistan, was allegedly strangled on July sixteen, 2016 by her brother Waseem.
In his ‘confession’, Waseem claimed she had introduced disgrace on the household and owned as much as his crime in a press convention after his arrest the identical day. Waseem, his cousin Haq Nawaz and Abdul Basit have been indicted in December 2016 and pleaded not responsible.
Previous to her dying, Baloch, whose actual identify was Fauzia Azeem, spoke of worries about her security and had appealed to the Inside Ministry to offer her with safety.
In Fb posts, Baloch, 26, spoke of making an attempt to vary “the standard orthodox mindset” of individuals in Pakistan.
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