Alleged blasphemer arrested in Gilgit
GILGIT, March 26: City police on Saturday arrested a young man who is accused of uttering derogatory words against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), police said.
City police station officials told Dawn that Abdur Rauf lodged a complaint with police that a young man Yaqoob had allegedly used abusive language against the holy prophet. After which the police arrested the man and charged him under sections 295, 296, 298, 500 and 506 of the Pakistan Criminal Code.
Police said the investigation was underway.
Earlier, following an announcement from a mosque near the police station people came out of their houses and blocked the area road in protest against the alleged blasphemer. However, when police arrested the accused protesters dispersed peacefully.