Religious scholar Nasir Madni on Wednesday submitted an FIR against
his alleged abduction and torture at Lahore’s Mazang Police Station.
Police registered a case after the request from the cleric who alleged that he was abducted, tortured, and asked for money.
Following the cleric’s media talk, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar also took notice of the incident and ordered action.
Police said that after medical examination of Madni, it will take action according to the law.
Madni, addressed a press conference at Lahore Press Club on Tuesday,
where he said that he was abducted by unknown men and asked for
extortion money. He said that he was also beaten and stripped off his
clothes, while his abductors shot a video of him.
his bruises to the media, the cleric said that the abductors asked for
his password for YouTube channel and confiscated his phone.
“They ran news that I am suffering from coronavirus,” said Madni.
the cleric said that unknown culprits abducted him at gunpoint after
requesting on WhatsApp from foreign phone number to lead prayers in
Kharian area some days ago.
The abductors also threatened the cleric against going public with the details or approaching police, according to him.
said that he was receiving threats by unknown callers few days ago over
his video message criticising the huge increase in Haj expenditures,
and he had lodged a complaint with the police and requested for
providing security which he was still awaiting, according to the report.
The cleric said that he then asked for security for himself and his family.
the incident and the cleric’s press talk, CM Punjab Buzdar took notice
and summoned a report from Inspector General of Police Punjab Shoaib
The CM Punjab asked authorities to arrest the culprits and provide justice to the cleric.
cleric is known for his criticism of the government and its policies,
with one of his videos criticizing the government for lack of adequate
measures against the coronavirus spread in the country.