Pakistani court refuses bail to four men accused of attacking Ahmadiyya homes

A two-member Supreme Court bench refused to grant bail on Wednesday to four men accused of attacking Ahmadi community homes in Gujranwala.

In July, 2014, a mob had set fire to five houses of Ahmadis in People’s Colony after rumours of an alleged blasphemy incident. A woman and two girls were burned to death and eight others were seriously injured.

On Wednesday, the Lahore Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry, dismissed the post arrest bail applications of four of the accused. The defence counsel said that police had wrongly implicated his clients. An additional prosecutor general told the court that a joint investigation team had found the four directly involved in the attack.