‘Blasphemy’ case at shrine in Sialkot

Updated January 20, 2020

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A 45-year-old man was allegedly desecrating copies of Holy Quran when some locals saw him while passing by a mosque. — Creative Commons/File
A 45-year-old man was allegedly desecrating copies of Holy Quran when some locals saw him while passing by a mosque. — Creative Commons/File

SIALKOT: A man was booked for allegedly desecrating the holy Quran inside a shrine at a local graveyard in Kot Chado village, Bheello Mahaar in Daska tehsil on Sunday.

According to the first information report, a 45-year-old man was allegedly desecrating copies of the Quran when some locals saw him while passing by after Fajr prayers in a nearby mosque. They caught the suspect, thrashed him and handed him over to police.

Motra police registered a case against the suspect under sections 295-B and 295 of the PPC on the report of a landlord, Chaudhry Muhammad Zubair. They also sent the suspect behind bars. Senior police officials said that further investigations were under way.

ACCIDENT: Two brothers were killed when a tractor trolley overloaded with soil hit their motorcycle near Khooyi Stop on main Sialkot-Pasrur road on Sunday.

The family of Amjad Bashir, 42, and Safdar Bashir, 38, said unchecked reckless driving on main the Sialkot-Pasrur road took the lives of the brothers. They also protested against the traffic police for its negligence.

Police registered a case against the driver of the tractor trolley who had fled. Both the victims were laid to rest in their native graveyard here.

Published in Dawn, January 20th, 2020