Blasphemy case registered against six for desecrating
LAHORE: Police in Punjab’s Sahiwal district have booked six people, including owner of a private transport service, under blasphemy law for allegedly desecrating a Sikh man’s turban.
Proprietor of a nearby bus provider, Haji Riyasat, and his five employees Baqir Ali, Rashid Gujar, Faiz Alam, Shakeel and Snawal have been booked under blasphemy regulation for desecrating a turban of a Sikh passenger, police sources advised The categorical Tribune on Monday.
In keeping with studies, Mahinder Singh Paal, a 29-yr-historic resident of Multan, was journeying from Faisalabad to Multan by using a bus owned through Kohistan-Faisal Movers company which is founded out of Dijkot.
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“The bus used to be visiting at a low pace as it took round 5 hours to arrive Chichawatni terminal from Dijkot — a distance it by and large covers in an hour,” Singh mentioned in his utility to Chichawatni police.
“at the Chichawatni terminal, fellow passengers and that i complained to the transport manufacturer’s employees concerning the gradual speed of the bus and demanded an replacement vehicle for the onward trip,” he delivered.
Their demand, nonetheless, met a bloodless response from the management and some harsh phrases have been exchanged between the passengers and the staff of the transport organization which resulted in a fierce brawl.
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“Rashid Gujjar, the terminal employee, threw my turban on the bottom,” Singh upheld in his utility. “The turban is considered as holy in the Sikh religious code and throwing it on the ground is deemed equal to desecrating the Sikh faith.”
Police had been conducting raids to arrest the bus carrier proprietor.
Meanwhile, Singh additionally alleged that some neighborhood politicians had been backing the suspects and influencing the investigations. He appealed to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to take become aware of of the incident.