Sacrilege in Punjab mosque, relative of in-charge maulvi arrested

An incident of sacrilege of the Holy Quran has occurred in a village in this district of Punjab for which police has arrested a close relative of the maulvi of the mosque where the incident occurred.

The incident took place on Monday in Mehlan Chowk village of Suman, with over 100 pages of the holy book being found torn in the mosque premises, police said, adding these pages were later buried as per Muslim tradition. Later on Tuesday, police claimed to have cracked the case by arresting one Israr Mohammad of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

Police said a secret information was received that the sacrilege incident was committed by Israr and he was arrested. The accused is the brother-in-law of Maulvi Mohmmad Mustafa, complainant in the case, police said. The accused had allegedly committed the sacrilege to take revenge against his sister Mohseena Begum and brother-in-law Maulvi Mustafa, police said. Earlier, the accused used to reside at the mosque along with his sister and brother-in-law.
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