Reasonable doubt: Man acquitted of Quran desecration

Released Munawwar Hussain as there was not enough evidence to show that he had burnt pages of the Holy Quran.


Our Correspondent March 19, 2012

LAHORE: Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Qasim on Monday acquitted a man accused of desecrating the Holy Quran, ruling that the prosecution had failed to establish its case.

The judge heard from eight prosecution witnesses, but released Munawwar Hussain as there was not enough evidence to show that he had burnt pages of the Holy Quran. Complainant Mian Amir Mushtaq had told Township police that he and others had seen Hussain warming his hands on a fire fuelled by pages from the holy book.

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