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Another 10 arrested for Madyan lynching

Swat Police had registered two cases one against blasphemy accused and other against people who torched a police station and vehicles

By Essa Khankhel
June 25, 2024
A fire ignited by protesters at the Madyan Police Station on June 20, 2024. — Geo News Screengrab
A fire ignited by protesters at the Madyan Police Station on June 20, 2024. — Geo News Screengrab

MINGORA: Police on Monday arrested another 10 people in connection with the recent Madyan mob lynching. With the fresh arrests, the number of people who have been apprehended so far has risen to 33. Meanwhile, 21 of 23 people, who had earlier been arrested, were produced before an anti-terrorism court in Swat amid tight security. The court handed over the accused to police on a 10-day physical remand.

The Swat Police had registered two cases one against the blasphemy accused and the other against the people who torched a police station and vehicles. Meanwhile, Islamic Ideological Council Chairman Dr Allama Raghib Naimi has condemned the Swat incident and termed it a heinous act.

Speaking to Geo News morning show “Geo Pakistan,” he said that no individual or group was allowed to punish anyone, according to Sharia, legally and morally. Naeemi said that in many cases, courts do not take the cases to the logical conclusion, due to which people were taking law into own hands, like in Swat, Sargodha, Jaranwala, Sialkot. However, burning someone alive attracts severe punishment under Shariah and it is condemned in strongest terms, he added.