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Kerala Imam accused of sexually assaulting minor held 

ANI | Updated: Mar 08, 2019 18:23 IST

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], March 8 (ANI): Shafeek Al Qasimi, former Imam of Tholicode Jamaath in Thiruvananthapuram who is accused of sexually assaulting a minor, was arrested on Thursday by Kerala Police.
The cleric, who has been absconding for the last one month, was apprehended from Tamil Nadu’sMadurai.
On February 13, Kerala Police had filed an FIR against the former Imam on charges of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old-girl.
The case was registered against him under relevant sections of the Prevention of children from sexual offences (POCSO) Act based on the statement given by the president of the Jamaath committee.
He was also suspended by the All India Imam’s Council. (ANI)