On Friday an additional district judge and session judge required comments from the Civil Lines SHO on an appeal seeking the registration of a blasphemy case against three people including a former Lahore High Court judge.
Supplicant Qari Rafique sought a case against Justice Islam Bhatti, author of the allegedly blasphemous book Adalat-i-Alia Tak ka Safar, Muhammad Shoaib, who published the book, and Ahmad Tahir who compiled it. Rafique said the book had been written to provoke religious disturbance and hurt the feelings of Muslim.
He told on June 11, he informed the police and had copies of the book seized. He added the former judge had committed blasphemy by writing the book and the rest through association with it.
He wanted a direction for police to register a case against the accused. The court sought comments from the SHO by June 16.