Court frees cleric on bail in Pak girl blasphemy case

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Islamabad – A Pakistani cleric, who falsely accused a minor Christian girl of blasphemy, has been freed from jail after he was granted bail by a court here.

Khalid Chishti, who planted evidence that was used against the girl Rimsha Masih, was detained on September 1.

He was held after his deputy Maulvi Zubair and two other men gave statements that Chishti had framed Masih.

Subsequently, two of the witnesses withdrew their statements and a court accepted Chishti’s application for bail.

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