Man arrested in Pak under blasphemy law

The man allegedly desecrated the Quran at Hangu in Pakistan`s northwest.

Updated: Apr 27, 2011, 16:09 PM IST

Islamabad: Police on Wednesday arrested a man under the controversial blasphemy law for allegedly desecrating the Quran at Hangu in Pakistan`s northwest.

Saiful Malook, a resident of Kotki Bala in Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, was injured when some persons fired at him while he was allegedly burning copies of the Quran, police said.

Malook was admitted to a private hospital.

On receiving information about the incident, police took him into custody to prevent a further deterioration of the situation, officials said.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Gul Jamal confirmed the arrest of Malook.

He said a case had been registered against him under the blasphemy law.