An unknown suspect broke into a Mosque in Karachi’s Steel Town area and tainted “holy books, religious symbols and names of revered personalities”, said police on Saturday.
According to a local media outlet, an unknown suspect broke the door of the Hazrat Salman Farsi mosque, managed by the Shia community, early Friday morning.
The suspect defiled the names of the family of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him), damaged bookshelves, destroyed the ceremonial seat of the sermon-deliverer. The issue was brought into police’s notice when the muezzin entered the mosque to give call for the Fajr prayer.
An FIR was registered under sections 295, 295-A and 295-B along with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
“Terror charges were invoked because the police believe the suspect through these acts had tried to trigger violence,” police said, adding that nothing was reported stolen from the mosque.
According to the primary investigation, police officials believe that only one person was involved in this unholy act and it has collected finger prints from the site.