Man arrested in Pak under blasphemy law

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 16:09

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.


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First Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 16:09

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