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KP police arrest ‘key suspect’ Maulana Faizullah for involvement in assault on Hindu temple

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  • Police says Maulana Faizullah is a key suspect within the assault
  • Faizullah assisted in gathering individuals who demolished the temple, says IGP Sanaullah Abbasi
  • As many as 110 individuals have been arrested, says IGP Abbasi

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police on Friday arrested Maulana Faizullah for his alleged involvement within the assault just a few days in the past on the Hindu temple in Karak district.

Chatting with Geo Information, Inspector Common Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sanaullah Abbasi mentioned that Maulana Faizullah, “a key suspect” concerned within the demolition of the temple, had been arrested.

KP’s high cop mentioned the suspect had assisted in gathering the individuals who had demolished the temple, including that as many as 110 individuals had been arrested.

Learn extra: KP CM Mahmood Khan points directives for Karak Hindu temple to be rebuilt

The safety of the minorities can be ensured, the IGP added.

SC directs rebuilding of temple

On January 5, the Supreme Court docket directed KP authorities to rebuild the temple by recovering the quantity from Maulvi Sharif — one of many prime suspects behind the demolition.

A 3-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar heard a suo motu case pertaining to the demolition of the non secular web site that consists of a temple as a effectively because the shrine of a saint.

Learn extra: Pakistan to rebuild Hindu temple vandalised by mob

Throughout the listening to, the bench was irked by the KP Police’s failure to guard the Hindu temple. Justice Ahsan questioned how the incident may happen with a police picket so shut by. “What was your intelligence agency doing when the mob was gathering?”

To this, KP Inspector-Common Dr Sanaullah Abbasi mentioned 92 police officers who had been on responsibility, together with the world’s superintendent and deputy superintendent, have been suspended and no less than 109 suspects have been arrested.

An offended mob had attacked and set ablaze the non secular web site in Karak. Video clips going viral on social media present hordes of individuals breaking and desecrating the positioning whereas chanting slogans. Smoke may be seen emitting from the shrine after it was set on hearth. 

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