Blasphemy accused sent to jail on remand

Police rule out further interrogation since Faryad has admitted crime.


Shamsul Islam July 03, 2012

FAISALABAD:


A magistrate sentenced blasphemy accused Faryad Ali to jail on a 14-day judicial remand on Monday.


The investigation officer told the court that since the accused had admitted to the crime there was no room for further interrogation and he should be sent to jail. The court ordered a July 15 trial for the accused.

The investigation officer was directed to complete the investigation and a charge-sheet within 14 days as required under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CCRP) so a formal trial of the case could be initiated. Faryad allegedly had committed blasphemous acts over which the residents of Marzi Pura caught him and severely thrashed and tortured him on Sunday. Police arrived to rescue him on being informed.

Gulberg Deputy Superintendent Chaudhry Ashiq Jatt and Lyalpur Town Superintendent Zahid Mehmood Gondal reached the spot and pacified the protesters by telling them that action would be taken against the accused in accordance with the law.  The police had registered a case on Sunday on the complaint of Abdus Sattar, a resident of Marzipura, under section 295C of the blasphemy law.

Earlier, Sattar had told The Express Tribune that the accused had uttered derogatory remarks against the Holy Prophet (pbuh) in the presence of Muhammad Ashraf.

According to him, Faryad repeatedly made these remarks and was reprimanded and asked not to commit blasphemy but “he refused to accept such warnings”. Faryad, a 45-year-old Muslim by birth, is married and has five children.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 3rd, 2012.

COMMENTS (12)

ammar | 9 years ago | Reply

@ Uzma,

Quote unquote of your comment, "Even if someone abuses your parents, most rational human beings would say that violence would still not be justified, even if empathized. Most decent human beings know that if someone says something that is offensive to you, but cant actually effect you, the mature thing to do is ignore them"

I m sure you must be living in a state of euphoria, some fantasy land far from reality to utter this....

Whoever commits blasphemy, he should be punished according to rules set and prescribed by sharia, through proper procedures and investigation. Having a soft corner for those who actually commits blasphemy and utter derogatory remarks against holy persons, now way ....he should be brought to the court of law in true essence of islam. I reiterate, I am also against unfair treatment of accused.. but then its problem with the law implementation, not the law itself...

kazmi | 9 years ago | Reply violence is not the answer to anything.We should remember that we are Muslims believers of the most merciful our prophet is rehmat for everyone.....and look how brutal we have become....this is no way to treat a human being.
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