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Pakistan: Ex-FC official held in Battagram over ‘blasphemy’ Pakistan Blasphemy
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Pakistan: Ex-FC official held in Battagram over ‘blasphemy’

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 03 Sep 2022, 05:48 pm

Battagram: A local court in Pakistan has sent a former Frontier Constabulary official to the Central Prison, Haripur, on judicial remand in a blasphemy case, media reports said on Saturday.

The police produced him before a magistrate following his arrest on the charge of making anti-Islam remarks during an altercation with employees of the district police officer’s offices.

Battagram DPO Tariq Mehmood told Dawn that the suspect had retired from the FC before joining the proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s security team in the district in 2016-17.

He said the suspected person's contractual employment ended in 2020.

The DPO said the police announced the recruitment of ex-servicemen in the Karakoram Police Force, so the suspect applied for it and visited his offices many times to seek employment.

He claimed that the suspect visited his offices again on Wednesday but got furious and resorted to blasphemous utterances when the relevant staff members promised to update him on the matter later.

The DPO said the suspect fled but was arrested in his house and booked under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of a senior clerk at his office.