Press Esc to close
Wednesday 29 March 2017
News updated at 2:36 PM IST

Pak Christian girl's bail hearing deferred

Islamabad, Sep 1, 2012, PTI
The bail hearing of a minor Christian girl charged with blasphemy in Pakistan was on Saturday put off till Monday after her accuser’s counsel raised questions about the lawyer representing her and legal paperwork in the case.

Judge Azam Khan adjourned Rimsha Masih’s case till September 3 and asked the police to check a bail application made on her behalf after the accuser’s lawyer claimed in the district and sessions court that legal papers had not been signed by the girl or her mother.
Rimsha’s mother Irshad Bibi had submitted a bail plea on August 25 but the girl had not signed the power of attorney.

Sources said Rimsha’s bail plea had run into problems because a number of lawyers, including Tahir Naveed Chaudhry, were claiming to represent her. Chaudhry is also a member of the Punjab assembly. During Saturday’s hearing, Rimsha’s mother submitted an application that said Anjum Riaz should be replaced by Chaudhry as the young girl’s counsel.

On Friday, a court extended Rimsha’s judicial remand for 14 days at the request of the police. She is currently being held at the high-security Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, where terrorists like Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives accused of involvement in the Mumbai attacks are also being detained.

Rimsha has been in custody since she was arrested in a low-income neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad on August 16 after being accused by an angry mob of burning papers containing verses from the Quran.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
People  are purchasing Mango leaves and Neem leaves on the eve of Ugadi festival ...

People are purchasing Mango leaves and Neem leaves on the eve of Ugadi festival ...

A group of Marathi women, dressed in traditional attires, with placards displaying...

A group of Marathi women, dressed in traditional attires, with placards displaying...

Yakult's new brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty at a promotional event...

Yakult's new brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty at a promotional event...

King of fruits mango has arrived for sale at Eidgah Maidan near Channamma Circle in Hubballi...

King of fruits mango has arrived for sale at Eidgah Maidan near Channamma Circle in Hubballi...

Children with flowers, neem leaves and jaggery all set to welcome the New Year...

Children with flowers, neem leaves and jaggery all set to welcome the New Year...

Roads wear deserted look on Tuesday as temperature soars in Surat...

Roads wear deserted look on Tuesday as temperature soars in Surat...

Security forces chasing away local protesters who tried to disrupt an anti-militant operation...

Security forces chasing away local protesters who tried to disrupt an anti-militant operation...

Smoke billowing out of the house which was targeted by the security forces personnel for...

Smoke billowing out of the house which was targeted by the security forces personnel for...

A man carries schoolchildren on his bicycle on a road in Srinagar, India...

A man carries schoolchildren on his bicycle on a road in Srinagar, India...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523