More than two years after the Quran desecration incident in Malerkotla in June 2016, India’s Punjab government has finally granted the mandatory sanction for prosecuting the accused for sedition and…
outraging religious feelings.
Three individuals are facing trial in the case, according to the Times of India.
The then SAD-BJP government as well as the incumbent Congress government had been sitting on the sanction in the case under section 196 of the CrPC for trial offences against the state. This had led to repeated adjournments in the case.
An FIR in the case was registered on June 25, 2016, at police station in Malerkotla.
A day earlier, torn pages of the Quran had been found scattered on the road in the Muslim-majority city.