SC irked over police becoming party to blasphemy case

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Supreme Court Justice Qazi Faez Isa lambasted the prosecution on Wednesday as he questioned how the police had become party to a blasphemy case registered in Shujaabad.

The judge later granted bail to the accused citing the prosecution’s lack of interest regarding the case.

“How can the police become the plaintiff in a case [when] its job is to provide security” he questioned. The SC judge also probed why the police officer registered the case five days after the incident had occurred. “The job of the prosecution is to assist the judiciary and not defend such cases,” Justice Isa chided.