Men in black: SHOs told to review blasphemy cases

Regional police officer says police should desist from abusing power.

Our Correspondent July 04, 2014

BAHAWALPUR: Rahim Yar Khan Regional Police Officer Rai Muhammad Tahir on Thursday said the police should discharge duties on the basis of merit. He was addressing police officers at a meeting. District Police Officer Sohail Zafar Chatta also attended the meeting. Tahir said the police should employ all resources at their disposal to protect the public. He directed station house officers to personally conduct proceedings after receiving pivotal information. Tahir ordered the SHOs to review blasphemy cases before registering a first information report against the accused. He said the police should desist from abusing power.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2014.


AnisAqeel | 7 years ago | Reply

Majority of blasphemy cases are false accusations and based on extortion, religiously motivated revenge and personal vendetta. To counter this injustice, the people who file these false FIR's should be very severely punished according to laws without fear of anyone who can bring people in the street with fabricated furious allegations to destroy property, extort financially and destroy the lives of wrongly alleged innocent people. No person from any community commit blasphemy unless mentally sick and that needs psychological or mental treatment not jails.

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