Jaranwala mob violence: Police secure two-day physical remand of 128 suspects

Physical remand of 128 people who started Jaranwala mob violence

After the horrific incident of Jaranwala, police have secured a two-day physical remand of 128 suspects involved in Jaranwala mob violence. 

The suspects, who vandalised churches & houses of the Christian community, were presented before the Anti-Terrorism Court. The court handed over the accused to the police on physical remand for two days. Due to a lack of space in the concerned police station, the police shifted some arrested accused to an unknown location. The police also arrested the prime suspect Muhammad Yasin who made announcements on loudspeakers to incite Muslims against the Christian community.

Several churches were vandalized and set ablaze on charges of blasphemy. The FIR of the incident stated that two Christian citizens were accused of uttering insulting words about the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) in the cinema square of Jaranwala & desecrating the Quran.

It further stated that when the police reached on spot after receiving information about the incident, they found Quran papers with insulting words written in red pen. The accused Christian citizens fled from the scene.

An angry mob gathered outside the local church following the news of blasphemy and vandalised the churches. The Jaranwala mob violence left over 20 churches & over a dozen homes in ruins.

Partially or completely burnt churches in Jaranwala mob violence included: 

Army Chief Vows to Indict Culprits of Jaranwala mob violence

Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir has said that incidents like Jaranwala have no place in the country and those involved in such incidents would be brought to justice.

Addressing the participants of the ISP internship program, General Asim Munir said that the Jaranwala incident is saddening and intolerable. He added that no one can be allowed to take the law into their hands and such elements have no place in our society.

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