The mob pelted police officials with stones and injured many including SSP Operations Suhail Sukhera and the SHO of Badami Bagh.
The residents belonging to the minority community, including women and children, fled their homes to avoid being attacked.
Police have arrested the accused of blasphemy, Savan Masih alias Bubby, and shifted him to an undisclosed location after Imran, a local barber, accused him of blasphemy.
The police registered an FIR No 112/13 under Section 295-C against the accused.
Badami Bagh SHO Hafiz Abdul Majid told a local newspaper that preliminary investigations showed that Imran had falsely accused Savan of blasphemy.
Savan’s father Chandar Masih also denied that his son had committed blasphemy saying they held the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in high esteem.