Interior Minister Rehman Malik has constituted an investigation committee, headed by SSP Tahir Alam, to probe the Rimsha Masih case, reported Express News on Thursday.
SSP Alam has been ordered to hand a report daily to the judicial magistrate, while the chief commissioner has been ordered to cooperate with the ulema in investigations.
Fourteen-year-old Rimsha has been in custody since being arrested in a poor Islamabad suburb, Mehrabadia, three weeks ago, accused of burning papers containing verses from the Holy Quran, in breach of strict blasphemy laws.
Recently, the police arrested Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Chishti, the imam of the mosque in Rimsha’s area who first submitted the burnt papers as evidence against her, after his deputy told the police that he had tampered with the evidence. Two more witnesses had recorded statements against the cleric.