MULTAN: Police on Wednesday set up a special team to conduct polygraph test of Mufti Abdul Qavi in murder case of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch.
As per sources, police seized two mobile sets of Mufti Abdul Qavi and sent these mobiles for to Lahore for forensic testing.
According to police, a decision was taken to arrest Mufti Qavi for conducting polygraph test. Earlier, Mufti Abdul Qavi told media persons that one of his mobile phones was not in working condition after he dropped it into water.
Police officials said that Abdul Qavi’s mobile number had been switched off for the past several days. There also had been rumours that he had escaped in a bid to evade police investigations. According to him, he had been at his Madressah for the past 10 days.
Last month, Qavi failed to appear before police to record his statement for the ongoing investigation of the murder of Baloch. The investigation team then sent him a 14-point questionnaire. Among other things, he was asked about his last meeting with Baloch.
Talking to newsmen after receiving the questionnaire, Qavi said he would respond after consulting his lawyer. “I will cooperate with whichever institution contacts me for this investigation,” he said. Qavi said he also would make public his statement to the police.”
“I met Qandeel once,” he said. “We met in a crowded hotel. She asked for a private audience. I agreed. She said she wanted to meet me because she wanted to discuss religion.” He said Baloch had then taken some pictures with him and left.