Sargodha police has arrested 26 people for mob violence and attempting to lynch a Christian man on Saturday while registering a case against 44 nominated and 300/400 unidentified suspects.

The case was registered on behalf of the State of Pakistan with clauses included in the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) 1997.

However, the police also registered a blasphemy case against the Christian man who was seriously injured in the mob attack.


A worker of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) filed the blasphemy case.

On May 25, a violent mob tried to lynch the Christian man. Multiple viral videos on social media show horrific scenes of violent mobs damaging, setting fire and looting the property.

Station House Officer (SHO) Shahid Iqbal and other police personnel at the scene rescued the man from the burning house but when he was brought out, the mob swarmed in and attacked him.

The FIR also alleges that women were also a part of the crowd, inciting violence.