Cops to issue lookout notice against imam | Thiruvananthapuram News


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Police have decided to issue a lookout notice against former chief imam of the Tholicode Jama Ath Shafeek Al Qasimi, who faces the charges of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl. The move comes in the wake of rumours that Qasimi was trying to file an anticipatory bail plea in the high court.

“The lookout notice will be issued on Thursday,” said DSP D Asokan, the investigating officer in the case.

Vithura police under Nedumangad police subdivision had on Tue sday registered an FIR invoking relevant sections of the Pocso Act against him.

He is accused of picking up the girl, who is known to him, from school and sexually abusing her at a deserted spot near the forest at Tholicode.

It was a week ago that Qasimi was confronted by a group of Kudumbashree workers when he arrived at the secluded spot with the girl in his car. He claimed that the girl was his wife. It was later revealed that he picked her up from school.

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