Transgender arrested for impersonating mosque Imam

Transgender arrested acting mosque Imam
Transgender arrested acting mosque Imam
On Friday, police charged a transgender man with concealing his identity in order to perform the duties of an Imam (prayer leader) at a local mosque in Rawalpindi.

Following a complaint filed by local residents, officers from the Rawat police station arrested suspect Muhammad Khan.

Raja Shafiq, the complainant, claimed Khan had been leading prayers at the mosque for nearly a year and a half and had also led many funeral prayers.

He claimed Khan left his position as imamat of the mosque last month, after which local residents bid him farewell.

However, he claimed that he was arrested a day earlier after being seen begging on the streets, which led to the discovery that he was transgender.

According to police, the accused will be remanded in a local court for further investigation.


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