A Chinese language employee was charged with blasphemy in northern Pakistan after offended staff surrounded his workplace accusing him of insulting the Prophet Mohammad, then stormed a police station to attempt to discover him, officers stated.
Police moved in as crowds gathered on the Dasu hydropower undertaking in Kohistan district on Sunday afternoon and officers took the person to a safer location, police official Naseer-ud-Din Khan stated.
A whole bunch gathered once more on Monday morning and stormed the principle district police station, believing the person was hiding within the constructing, Mr Khan added.
However officers, fearing the person is likely to be attacked, had moved him to a different district by navy helicopter, Mr Khan stated. The person was charged and had to this point declined to present a press release, police officers stated.
Blasphemy is a criminal offense underneath Pakistani regulation that may be punishable with loss of life.
Nobody has ever been executed for it in Pakistan, however scores of individuals have been lynched after being accused of the crime, together with a 23-year-old man in japanese Pakistan in February and a Sri Lankan manufacturing unit supervisor in 2021.
Mr Khan stated the group attacked the police station as officers had been getting ready the prosecution paperwork on Monday. “The mob dispersed solely after they had been proven a duplicate of the case registered on blasphemy expenses,” he stated.
Rights teams say tons of of persons are languishing in jail accused of blasphemy as judges delay trials, fearing retribution in opposition to themselves.
A suicide assault on a bus killed 9 Chinese language staff from the identical hydropower website in 2021.
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