Michael Georgy of Reuters writes in The Huffington Post that Pakistani cleric Khalid Chishti has been arrested for allegedly implanting evidence that would incriminate Rimsha Masih, a Christian girl accused of burning pages of the Qur’an in violation of Pakistan’s blasphemy law. Witnesses claim they saw Chishti “[tear] pages from a Koran and [plant] them in Masih's bag beside burned papers,” itself a violation of the same law, which carries the death penalty.
From the JD Journal:
According to the witness Hafiz Muhammad Zubair, who was a deputy of Khalid Chishti, the prayer leader of Jamia Aminia mosque in Mehria, the Imam had masterminded the entire incident and planted false evidence to incite the mob against Christians.
The Pakistan Ulema Council took note of the entire matter and the chief of the council, Allama Tahir Ashrafi, has asked the Supreme Court Chief Justice to take suo motu notice of the matter and initiate action against those who had actually desecrated the Quran and blamed the Christian girl for the incident.