Karachi police arrest student on blasphemy allegations

Samiullah has been accused of writing derogatory remarks against Prophet.

Karachi: The Karachi police have registered a blasphemy case against a student for writing derogatory remarks against Prophet.

The police said Muhammad Samiullah, an intermediate student, was arrested on January 28, 2011 on the complaint of the Chief Controller Intermediate Board, who accused him of writing derogatory remarks in his answer sheets against Prophet Muhammad.

He said that Samiullah violated the blasphemy laws of Pakistan as he wrote unacceptable comments against Muhammad in his Urdu, Islamiat and Physics answer sheets.

The police said an FIR had been registered against the boy under 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) at Shahrah-e-Noor Jahan police station.

SP Zafar Iqbal said the police had obtained the boy’s answer sheets before taking him into custody, adding that a challan in this regard had been presented in the court.

The SP also said Samiullah had written a confession letter, admitting to committing the mistake, and has sought apology for the same.

When contacted, an officer probing this case said the accused told investigators that he was brainwashed by his cousins, who came from Norway.