Court sends Mufti Qavi jail on judicial remand for a week

Multan (Monitoring Desk): A session court in Multan has sent Mufti Qavi jail, accused in model Qandeel Baloch murder case on judicial remand for a week.

After both sides presented their arguments, the judge sent Qavi on physical remand for seven days. The next hearing of the case is on November 20.

The police also submitted the charge-sheet against Qavi to the prosecutor today, following which the challan will be submitted to the judge in case no changes are needed in it.

Qavi has already spent around two weeks in police custody following which he was sent to jail on judicial remand.

Qavi was also taken through a polygraph test at Punjab Forensic Science Authority (PFSA) in Lahore earlier, which went on for over five hours. However, PFSA officials said the accused was not cooperative during the lie-detection test.

Sources said Qavi also pleaded PSFA officials not to make him take the test as he recently underwent an angiography.

On October 18, Judicial Magistrate Mohammad Pervez issued non-bailable warrants for Qavi after investigation officer Noor Akbar requested the court to do so on the grounds that the cleric is not cooperating with the police.

The cleric was later arrested after reportedly attempting to escape.

After being arrested, Qavi complained of chest pain and was admitted to a hospital. He also underwent angiography in the following days and was discharged later.