Bail denied: Man accused of blasphemy arrested

Published: September 29, 2012

HYDERABAD: The Hala Naka Association chairperson, Haji Nasrullah, accused of uttering profanity against the Holy Prophet (PBUH), was arrested on Friday after being denied bail.

The first additional district and sessions judge, Ajlal Hyder Memon, rejected the bail plea because the police have yet to submit a charge-sheet against Nasrullah.

The association chairperson was attacked by a mob alleging him of blasphemy on September 16 when he allegedly made profane remarks about the Prophet (PBUH) in reaction to the forced closure of shops against the anti-Islam film. A case was registered at the Hatri police station on September 17 on the complaint of Kashkol Khan under sections 295-b and 295-c of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 29th, 2012.

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