MULTAN: The polygraph test of Abdul Basit, suspect in model Qandeel Baloch honour killing case, has refuted police’s claim that he did not know about the crime before it was committed, reported Saturday.

Abdul Basit was included in the investigations since he had driven two key culprits in a taxi from Baloch’s ancestral village Shah Saddar Din in Dera Ghazi Khan to Multan on July 15.

Baloch was murdered by Waseem, her younger brother and his cousin, Haq Nawaz on the night of July 15 to reclaim honour of the family and the body was found the next day.

It has been revealed that not only did he shift the two to Multan but also helped them flee back to Dera Ghazi Khan on the night of July 16before going into hiding himself.

Police had stated that Basit was unaware of purpose of visit of Waseem and Nawaz which the polygraph test disputes.

Reportedly, Basit’s mobile phone was also turned off after the murder.

Police have stated that pictures with former members of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Abdul Qawi became reason for her murder but no evidence have surfaced against the cleric so far.

Baloch’s pictures with the clergyman had surfaced roughly over two months before she was murdered.

In a statement after the development, Baloch had stated that she met Qawi on his consistent request. Qawi had asked her to meet him repeatedly which she denied earlier but accepted when he landed in Karachi and called her.

The two got together in a house where late Baloch clicked selfies with him which later went viral, considering the dubious reception by conservatives when it comes to a cleric’s private meeting with a woman who was dubbed as bold and provocative by many.

Waseem, during his polygraph test had revealed that once the pictures went viral and telecasted on national television channels, his brother who lives in Saudi Arabia called him and taunted for ‘not doing anything.’

The brothers then planned to murder their sister and on the night of July 15, she was given sleeping pills for lesser resistance and Haq Nawaz strangled her while Waseem held her arms.

Baloch rose to fame after her bold videos on Facebook went viral. An instance when she proclaimed to strip naked in celebration if Pakistan cricket team won T20 World Cup 2016 was one of her many widely popular stances.