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Mufti Qavi granted bail in Qandeel Baloch murder case

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MULTAN: A sessions court on Tuesday granted bail to Mufti Abdul Qavi, a suspect in the murder of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, a day after his judicial remand was extended. Qavi was granted bail against a surety bond of Rs200,000 and is expected to be released in the evening today. Presenting arguments, the suspect’s lawyer said that an accused, Aslam Shaheen, has been granted bail but Qavi, who is suspected of inciting Qandeel’s brother to murder her, is being denied bail. A polygraph test has no legal value either and a “mysterious” call from Saudi Arabia should not be enough grounds to deny bail to Qavi, the lawyer said. The court on Monday remanded the cleric for seven days after his 13-day judicial remand expired. The police also submitted the charge-sheet against Qavi to the prosecutor, 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.

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