LAHORE: Five people appeared in a court Tuesday accused of blasphemy after a Sikh man complained they had desecrated his turban during a scuffle over a delayed bus.
Mahindar Paul Singh, 29, went to police after the clash on Sunday during a journey from Faisalabad to Multan.
“Five people in this case have been apprehended,” Chichawatni police investigator Abdul Sattar told AFP.
The five, all Muslims, appeared in court for a hearing in Chichawatni Tuesday, police said.
Singh said the clash came after he and other passengers complained when their bus broke down during the journey.
The staff (of the bus company) misbehaved, pushed me and threw my turban, which is very sacred, away,” he told AFP.
“They desecrated my religious symbol so I decided to lodge a blasphemy case.”