Three blasphemy accused seek help from president, PM -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Three blasphemy accused seek help from president, PM

JAMSHORO: Three men on Monday sought help from the president and the prime minister in saving them from injustice in a “fake” blasphemy case.

They also urged the acting chief justice of the Supreme Court to take suo moto action in the case. Police arrested Sitar Masih on April 14 after public pressure developed, following the discovery of a letter containing blasphemous remarks purported to have been written by Sitar Masih with a passport-sized photo pasted on it. However, Sitar Masih disowned the letter. He was booked under Section 295 C-A of the Blasphemy Act at the Kotri police station. He was kept at the police station for 37 days and was not produced before a magistrate.

Sitar Masih was finally released by the police after a group of six people of the Christian community, including a priest, approached the police and assured them of cooperation in the matter.

Police also arrested Mushtaque Masih, who was not nominated in the FIR, on blasphemy charges. Meanwhile, Kotri investigation police were seeking to arrest Maqsood Masih, son of Mushtaque Masih, who was accused of being the mastermind of blasphemy.
Source: The News
Date:5/22/2007