Court acquits 4 accused in murder case
LAHORE – A sessions court on Tuesday acquitted four men accused in a murder case which was registered by Shafiqabad police. The acquitted accused includes Mirza Farooq, Hammad, Waqas and Bilal who were declared not guilty on the benefit of doubt. Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Kashif announced the verdict after hearing arguments of the concerned parties and examining available evidence. Advocate Faisal Bajwa represented the accused and submitted that Shafiqabad police had registered a murder case against his clients on the charges of torturing a man Shahid Raza to death. Bajwa submitted that all allegations were baseless as allegations of torture could not be proved against his clients. He submitted that witnesses’ statements contradicted each other and their presence at the crime scene remained unproven.
He pleaded with the court to acquit his clients. However, the prosecution opposed the request and pleaded with the court for handing down strict punishment to the accused. The court rejected the prosecutions’ plea and acquitted all the accused men.