SC acquits two in double murder case

By PPI News Agency Mar16,2018

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Saturday set aside the life imprisonment of two accused in a double murder case while upheld the life term awarded to the third accused.

The ATC had awarded Dost Mohammad, Nawaz and Rafiq life imprisonments after they were found guilty of killing a man over non-payment of extortion in 2010 in Dadu district.

The convicts through their counsels challenged their punishment in the apex court after the high court had upheld their convictions awarded by the trial court. In their pleas, they requested the apex court to set aside the judgment of the trial court and to pass order of their release.

The defence counsel told the judges that the ATC did not follow due procedure while convicting them.

After hearing the arguments from both sides, the bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, annulled the convictions of Dost Mohammad and Nawaz, maintaining that there were no concrete evidences against them.

The bench; however, rejected the plea of convict Rafiq and ruled that he would complete his term. The court ruled that it did not find any reason to set aside Rafiq’s term.

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