95 held for attacking temple in Bhong

Our Correspondent
Rahim Yar Khan

The Punjab police have arrested 95 men so far for attacking a temple in Bhong, vandalizing it, and damaging idols, IG Inam Ghani said Thursday.

He said that three FIRs have been registered, adding that the police acted on the information it received.

On August 5, a video of charged men attacking a mandir went viral on social media. They broke the windows and shouted Allah-o-Akbar as they vandalised the temple. The Supreme Court ordered the immediate arrest of the culprits.

“No one has been punished in the past but they will be now,” the Punjab IG assured the residents of Bhong while addressing a press conference. He had earlier visited a Ganesh temple and an imambargah in the area.

He said that the police have taken steps to ensure the security of minorities in the area. “Our Shia and Hindu brothers don’t need to live in fear anymore.”

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