MULTAN: A session 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.

According to media reports, Qavi was granted bail against a surety bond of Rs200, 000 and set free in the evening on Tuesday.

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.

Qavi was taken through a polygraph test at Punjab Forensic Science Authority (PFSA) in Lahore earlier, which went on for over five hours. However, PFSA officials said the accused was not cooperative during the lie-detection test.

On October 18, Judicial Magistrate Mohammad Pervez issued non-bailable warrants for Qavi after investigation officer Noor Akbar requested the court to do so on the grounds that the cleric is not cooperating with the police.

The cleric was later arrested after reportedly attempting to escape.

After being arrested, Qavi complained of chest pain and was admitted to a hospital. He also underwent angiography in the following days and was discharged later.