MULTAN: Police have received reports of polygraph tests of key criminals in Qandeel Baloch murder case while teams have been formed to take Mufti Abdul Qawi, suspended member of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, in custody after he was nominated in the case, reported Monday.
Reportedly, Qawi is carrying on with his daily routine at his seminary and has stated that police are yet to contact him for arrest.
On the other hand, polygraph tests of key criminals in the case, Waseem and Haq Nawaz have matched their statements during interrogations.
Earlier on Friday, Superintendent of Police Multan Cantonment area, Saifullah Khan Khattak said that the pictures Baloch clicked with the clergyman in Karachi led to her death.
He further said that the police could not hand him a clean chit until investigations were concluded.
The murdered social media personality had met Qawi around two months before she was killed by her younger brother for ‘honour’ on July 16 in Multan.
Baloch had met Qawi in Karachi around two months before her killing. After pictures of the meeting surfaced, Qawi was suspended from his post and is now fighting a legal case.
Mufti, on the other hand has said that it was unfair to tighten the noose around him after Waseem, the key criminal had confessed to the crime and named co-conspirators.
He has claimed innocence ever since he was contacted by police right after Baloch’s murder.
This is not the first time Qawi, as he puts it, being dragged into the case as police had dispatched a questionnaire to him earlier asking several questions the department deemed right for investigation.
The cleric provided Multan police with the answers required in which he claimed that he met Baloch once in Karachi and that was it.
Waseem, during a polygraph test last month in Lahore stated that Haq Nawaz, his cousin strangled the Facebook celebrity while he grabbed her arms.
He also revealed that the his elder brother who resides in Saudi Arabia telephoned the family after Baloch’s pictures with the clergyman saw the light of the day and taunted him of being a mere spectator when their sister was being ‘ridiculed’ in the society.
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