A key suspect within the assault on the Hindu temple in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak district, Maulana Faizullah, has been arrested, police mentioned Friday.
Speaking to Geo News, Inspector General Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sanaullah Abbasi mentioned that Maulana Faizullah, “a key suspect” concerned within the demolition of the temple, had been arrested.
KP’s prime cop mentioned the suspect had assisted in gathering the individuals who had demolished the temple, including that as many as 110 folks had been arrested.
The safety of the minorities might be ensured, the IGP added.
SC directs rebuilding of temple
On January 5, the Supreme Court 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 website that consists of a temple as a nicely because the shrine of a saint.
During 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-General 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 at the least 109 suspects have been arrested.
An offended mob had attacked and set ablaze the non secular website in Karak. Video clips going viral on social media present hordes of individuals breaking and desecrating the location whereas chanting slogans. Smoke is also seen emitting from the shrine after it was set on fireplace.