ATC adjourns online blasphemous content case till Feb 17 | Pakistan Today

ATC adjourns online blasphemous content case till Feb 17

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) Tuesday directed defence counsel to produce evidence documents if any before the court in next date of hearing at any cost in a blasphemous content online sharing case.

All the accused had denied the allegations in their statement under section 342 Cr.PC by terming them false, baseless and had demanded to produce evidence in their defence.

ATC judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan resumed the hearing whereas all accused were produced before the court.

The defence counsel once again demanded for adjournment and the court expressed anger and said that all proceedings had already been completed and the verdict would be announced after recording defence evidence.

The court directed the defence counsel to produce evidence earlier to the next hearing after which the verdict would be announced.

Later, the court adjourned the hearing till February 17.

It is worth mentioning that the case is in the courts as FIA had registered an FIR under sections 295-A, B&C, 109 of PPC, section 11 of Prevention of electronic crimes act and sections 6(f), 7(h), 8&9 of the ATA 1997 against the accused for sharing blasphemous content over social media.