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MULTAN: Police on Wednesday arrested Mufti Abdul Qavi from Punjab Highway after a local court issued his arrest orders for his alleged role in the murder of social media icon Qandeel Baloch.

According to officials, the cleric was arrested with help of the highway authorities, while he was fleeing to Jhang city.

Earlier today, a district and sessions court here dismissed his bail plea.

Sessions Judge Chaudhry Amin was hearing Qandeel Murder case when he rejected granting bail to Qavi, a plea which was filed through his lawyer.

Previously, Qavi’s lawyer had requested for one-day time to prepare his arguments in the case on Tuesday.

Just moments after the court refused his bail request, Qavi left the courtroom while the hearing was still underway. Later, the court reserved the verdict in the case and directed the police to arrest Qavi.

At the last hearing, Mufti Qavi appeared before the court, whereas prime suspects Haq Nawaz and Muhammad Waseem were also produced before the court.

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