Injured Christian blasphemy suspect claims FIA officials forced him to have sex with other accuse
27 Feb 2018
LAHORE: February 27, 2018. (PCP) A Christian man Sajid Masih, blasphemy suspect, was forced to jump from the fourth floor of the FIA building after the torture of the FIA investigators and later compelling him to have sex with his cousin, Patras Masih, the main blasphemy accused.
The FIA Sub-Inspector Khalid Saeed admitted that the complainants had beaten up Patras Masih at the district courts earlier in the day when the accused was presented before Magistrate for police remand.The incident happened at around 6 pm, when adherents of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) and other religious parties were also present in the FIA building. The complainants in this case were also there to observe the interrogation process.
Patras Masih, resident of Dhir village in Shahdara Town, was accused of allegedly posting a blasphemous photo on social media. An FIR No. 174/18 under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code was registered against Patras almost after a month of alleged blasphemous occurrence at Police Station of Shahdara Town. The complainant Hafiz Muhammad Awais alleges that on January 16, 2018, Patras had posted a disrespectful photo on a Facebook group named “Paaglon Ki Basti”. The incident had generated a wave of terror among the local Christians who fled from their homes fearful of reprisal from adherents of Islamic religious parties.
Sardar Mushtaq Gill, lawyer and human rights defender, strongly condemns the barbaric treatment of the FIA officials during the investigation of the Christian blasphemy accused, Patras Masih, and his cousin, Sajid Masih, who was suspected in this case due to his relationship with the main accused in a statement released today.
“It is really pitiable thing to think the mentality of the religious motivated government officials who are custodian of fair investigation. They are not trustable and honest to conduct the investigation in such sensitive cases whose punishment is death,” added Gill.