Blasphemy case: Accused cleric sent on 14-day judicial remand

Jadoon was accused by a witness of adding page of Quran to ashes seized from Rimsha.


Web Desk September 02, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The cleric, Khalid Judoon Chishti accused  by a witness of adding pages from the Quran to ashes seized from 14-year-old Rimsha to implicate her, was sent to jail on a 14-day judicial remand by the judicial magistrate hearing the case, Express News reported on Sunday.

The judicial magistrate had earlier, while hearing the blasphemy case pertaining to Rimsha, reserved his verdict on giving police judicial remand of cleric Khalid Judoon, stating he would do so after gathering all details.

Police presented Jadoon in court today and submitted a plea for obtaining judicial remand but the lawyer present in court stated a separate FIR be registered for this as it was a separate case.

Khalid Judoon, the cleric who claimed having “saved” the girl by handing her over to police, was accused by a witness of adding pages from the Quran into ashes seized from Rimsha.

Meanwhile the court of Additional Session Judge Muhammad Azam Khan on Saturday adjourned the hearing of the case till Monday after Rimsha’s parents requested the court to allow them to change her lawyer.

Rimsha has been in custody since she was arrested in a poor Islamabad suburb more than two weeks ago accused of burning papers containing verses from the Quran.

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Observer | 8 years ago | Reply

@PakShock:

You can't justify Jizya by your arguments. The examples you quote are not valid since Jizya was imposed purely based on one's religion. The idea of having to pay for "protection" is very anti-human, since it implies that their lives are at danger if they don't pay. Isn't this a form of blackmail? More importantly, it is sanctioned in the quran and quran is god's own words.

KnoWhat! | 8 years ago | Reply

@Raj - USA: ha ha ha.. I know where you coming from! That's why Pakistan failed in film industry__ all it's movies where very predictable. Stage dramas & Movies is what Pak still has to polish it's skills on. You are right it take all the fun out of an evening. Even the Pak historic leaders were so work-oriented, after trying hard they could not make an entertaining movie on them. Boring!

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