FIR in case of blasphemy act weak and legally untenable: PDP

Jammu: Demanding speedy, stern and exemplary action against those involved in the act of Blasphemy in Jammu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has termed the FIR lodged in this connection as weak and legally untenable.

In a statement, party Spokesman and Former MLC Firdous Tak has urged upon the authorities that all necessary steps be taken to make a water tight case against the culprits so that they are brought to justice in the court of law.

“while we appreciate the swift action by the inspector general of police Jammu Zone, going by how the FIR has been drafted, it raises questions on how things are being dealt at the ground level”, tak said.

Explaining further, Tak said that the FIR registered in the said case in Pakka Danga Police station has invoked section 153 of the IPC while the same can only be done when the complainant is the District Magistrate, which isn’t the case here. That leaves the case weak and legally untenable. “This raises questions on the intent of the people handling the case at the ground level”, Tak added.

“The party has expressed serious concern and strongly demanded that perpetrators of the blasphemous act who have hurt feelings of billions of Muslims across the globe apart from creating enmity between communities must be brought to justice at the earliest without succumbing to any pressures from known patrons of those involved” he said.

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