Saturday, April 05, 2014
A 9-months old child charged with attempted murder in India! Looool.
Baby Muhammad Mosa Khan has also been charged with threatening police and interfering in state affairs.
He is facing charges along with other family members following a raid by police to catch suspected gas thieves in Lahore. He was granted bail and the case was adjourned until April 12.
Images have emerged of the baby apparently appearing in court, clutching his bottle while sitting on his father's lap on Thursday.
A police report alleged the suspects tried to murder officers by throwing stones at them during the raid.
The report lodged a complaint against Muhammad Yassen's whole family, which included his nine-month-old grandson, The Express Tribune reported.
Sub-Inspector Kashif Ahmed has now reportedly been suspended for registering the case against the child.
The child's father said the group had been protesting against a shortage of electricity in their area, The Times of India reported.
The judge was unable to dismiss the case against the child because it was outside of his jurisdiction, The News International has reported.
Punjab's Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif meanwhile has now intervened and ordered a report from the police's Inspector General.
He also reportedly demanded 'stern action' against the officials responsible for bringing the case, according to The Nation.
The Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Khalil Tahir Sindhu is also said to have taken notice of the case.