Hearing on Rimsha case resumes

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ISLAMABAD: The court of the additional sessions judge in Islamabad resumed the hearing for the blasphemy case on Monday.

Senior civil judge Amir Aziz issued orders for the investigation to be conducted by a Superintendent Police(SP) level officer.

The investigating officer (IO) on the case told the court that the Inspector General (IG) of Police had constituted an investigative team headed by an Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) and that investigations on the case had completed.

The IO asked the court for more time to submit the charge sheet in the case.

Rao Abdul Rahim, the counsel for the accuser reminded the court that the police had already asked the court to grant it more time to submit the challan and that the court had directed for an incomplete challan to be submitted during its previous hearing.

The lawyer for petitioner  told the court that his client, Hammad Malik, was threatened by the IG and other officers at the police station.

The lawyer requested the court to restrain the police from harassing his client again and again and also request for the bail of blasphemy-accused christian girl to be cancelled.

The complainant’s counsel alleged that the police had not constituted an investigating team yet and demand to names of the team’s constituting officers to be disclosed.

The prosecutor presented the court with the names of the officers included in the investigating team upon the request.

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