Update on Rimsha’s Case
Rimsha who falsely accused of blasphemy was granted bail on 7th September and the next day was released from jail and taken to an unknown place. On September 23, investigating police officer Munir Jafri said the police could not find any evidence against Rimsha Masih, who was accused in August of burning pages from the Holy Quran.
He told the court that the young Christian girl who spent three weeks in jail for allegedly committing blasphemy, was not guilty and the cleric who allegedly framed her should face trial instead, according to a copy of the revised charge-sheet. In the charge-sheet, the police claim that the cleric of a nearby mosque, Mohammad Khalid Chishti, was guilty of tampering with evidence by adding holy pages into a shopping bag the girl had been carrying. The court also heard that there are witnesses and evidence against the local imam for framing a false blasphemy case against Rimsha.
Session judge Raja Jawad Abbas has transferred Rimsha’ case to the Juvenile court while Rao Abd-ur-Rahim, counsel for the complainant, objected to the medical report, but the court asked him to raise the matter at juvenile court when it takes up the case. The court also asked Rimsha, who is currently on bail, to appear before the court following an accusation from Rao Abd-ur-Rahim that she had absconded to Norway. The court adjourned the hearing of the case until October
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