Top court directs to arrest culprits involved in attack on Hindu temple
RAHIM YAR KHAN: The Supreme Court has ordered immediate arrest of the suspects involved in the attack on a Hindu temple in Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab.
A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the case related to vandalism and attack on the temple at Bhong village.
During the hearing, the court also ordered action against those who incited for the attack and to recover expenses for restoration of the temple from the accused.
The apex court said that the accused could create problems for the Hindu community in the future as well, therefore the authorities should ensure that such incidents do not happen in future.
Expressing dissatisfaction over the performance of Commissioner Rahim Yar Khan, the two-member bench of the Supreme Court directed to form a village committee for maintaining peace in the affected area of the district.
The court sought a progress report from the IG Police and Chief Secretary Punjab within a week.
Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed reprimanded IG Punjab Inam Ghani and Chief Secretary for negligence in the case. The IG Punjab told the court that Assistant Commissioner and ASP Police were present on the spot. The administration’s priority was to protect 70 Hindu homes around the temple.