Supreme Court Acquits Seven Life Sentence Accused Giving Them Benefit Of Doubt
Faizan Hashmi 6 days ago Wed 11th September 2019 | 06:03 PM
The Supreme Court on Wednesday void the Lahore High Court verdict and acquitted seven life imprisonment accused giving them benefit of doubt
The trial court had awarded capital punishment to seven accused Amjad Ali, Muhammad Khalid, Zaffar Iqbal, Abdul Qayyum, Manzoor Ahmed, Muhammad Tariq and Muhammad Akeam alias Daku over murder of Muhammad Ashraf in two different incidents of murder and dacoity in Kasur city.
During the course of proceedings, the chief justice remarked that both police and plaintiff had made up the story together. The witnesses were later made by themselves and the post-mortem occurred 14 hours late, he added.
The counsel for the accused said the accused had no differences with the plaintiff.
The chief justice remarked that the plaintiff's brother was murdered during dacoity but he did not know that the First Information Report had to be filed.