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Man gets death in blasphemy case

June 01, 2023

MARDAN: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) here on Tuesday convicted a man of committing blasphemy and sentenced him to death along with a fine of Rs400,000. The convict had made a false claim of being a prophet using a mosque loudspeaker at Gulibagh in the limits of Hoti Police Station six year ago. The court awarded the death sentence to Irfan, a resident of Gulibagh, who had falsely claimed to be a prophet.The members of the Tablighi Jamaat, who were present at the mosque at that time, had caught him and subsequently handed him over to the police. The police had registered a case against him. The court also awarded him a 10-year imprisonment under two other sections of the law.