Rawalpindi: Court Hands Death Penalties To Four In Blasphemy Cases

Pakistani court sentences capital punishment to four accused of blasphemy. Additional District and Sessions Court in Rawalpindi has handed death penalties to four people accused of committing blasphemy. The case was filed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Cyber Crime Wing (CCW). Another accused of blasphemy was sentenced to seven years of imprisonment.

Additional District And Sessions Judge Ahsan Mehmood Malik passed the verdicts in two separate cases. In one of the case, Judge Ahsan Mehmood Malik in his ruling stated. ”Blasphemy against the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and desecration of Holy Quran were heinous and unforgivable crimes. The perpetrators of these crimes do not deserve any concession or leniency.”

Those convicted include Wazir Gul, Muhamad Amin, Faizan Razak and Muhamad Rizwan. The judge while handing capital punishment also handed a fine of 100,000 PKR for the crime under section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code and life imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 PKR under Section 295-B of the Pakistan Penal Code. Another accused Usman Liaquat was awarded a sentence of seven years of imprisonment and a fine of 20,000 PKR.

The Cyber Crime Wing had recovered and presented the blasphemous videos and social media posts retrieved from the phones of those convicted. The Cyber Crime Wing had registered the case against the five accused on September 12, 2022 upon the complaint filed by a man named Umair.

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