Islamabad: A Pakistani cleric who falsely accused a minor Christian girl of blasphemy by framing evidence against her was freed from jail today after he was granted bail by a court in the federal capital. Khalid Chishti was detained on September 1 on a charge of blasphemy for desecrating the Quran and planting evidence that was used against the girl Rimsha Masih.
He was arrested after his deputy Maulvi Zubair and two other men gave statements that Chishti had framed Masih. Subsequently, two of the witnesses withdrew their statements and a court accepted Chishti's application for bail. He was freed after he paid a bond of Rs 200,000. Masih spent three weeks in a jail after being arrested on August 16 for allegedly burning pages of a religious text.
02:19 AM, Oct 13, 2012
Islamabad: In a new twist to the blasphemy case involving a minor Christian girl, an imam in the Pakistani capital was arrested and remanded to 14-day judicial custody on Sunday for allegedly planting pages of the Quran in her bag and using it to implicate her under the controversial law. Khalid Chishti, the prayer leader of Jamia Aminia mosque in the low-income Mehria Jaffar neighbourhood of Islamabad, was arrested on...
07:38 PM, Sep 02, 2012