Man held over blasphemy allegation

Updated 15 Nov 2014


- Reuters/File
- Reuters/File

CHAKWAL: Chakwal police have arrested a Christian man from Lahore over an alleged act of blasphemy.

According to police sources, the 40-year-old man was booked for blasphemous remarks made by him.

He holds a Masters degree in computer science and used to run a website and also wrote blogs on it. According to the sources, he used derogatory language against the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in his blogs.

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On July 4, 2010, a man posted a comment on the website of a private TV channel and alleged that the accused was committing blasphemy in his blogs.

On June 9, 2011, Mohammad Saeed, a resident of Talagang in Chakwal, filed an application in the City Police Station against the accused and a case was registered under Section 295C.

According to police, the accused went into hiding after the registration of the case. He was arrested from Lahore after about three and a half years.

SP Rawalpindi Range Jabbar Hussain is investigating the case.

The accused will be produced before a court in Talagang on Saturday.

Published in Dawn, November 15th , 2014