Police gives Rimsha clean slate
23 September, 2012
ISLAMABAD: The investigation police on Saturday told court that a Christian girl, Rimsha, who spent three weeks in jail is not guilty and a cleric who allegedly framed her should face trial instead.
Investigating officer Munir Jafri said that police could not find any evidence against Rimsha Masih, who was accused in August of burning pages from the holy Quran. "We have also told the court that there are witnesses and evidence against the imam for framing a false blasphemy case against Rimsha," Jafri said.
The judge adjourned the case until Monday to decide on whether Imam Khalid Chishti, who was arrested for allegedly adding pages from the holy Quran to a bag of burnt paper, should face trial.