ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali Friday taking notice of the acquittal of five accused including Mustafa Kanju, summoned the entire court record.

The order said: “Record of the case in sealed envelope be produced before his lordship for his perusal”. An Anti-Terrorism Court in Lahore three days ago had granted bail to the all the five accused, including Mustafa Kanju in the murder of a 9th class student. Mustafa, the prime suspect in Zain murder case, is the son of a former state minister Siddique Kanju.

The ATC in its verdict said all the 20 witnesses, including the petitioner Sohail Afzal – uncle of Zain Rauf – failed to identify Kanju as the murderer.

Mustafa in its statement before the trial court had maintained that he did not intend to kill anyone, but his rivals were trying to trap him in a fake case. He claimed that Zain was killed in a cross fire, but not from his bullet.

The ATC on June 30 had indicted Mustafa for killing the teenager and injuring another.

On April 1, Mustafa had allegedly opened fire on a vehicle near Lahore’s Cavalry Ground area, killing Zain and leaving a pedestrian injured. According to the prosecution, Kanju was allegedly drunk when his luxury car hit another car driven by a woman, who was never identified by the investigators.

It said Kanju got infuriated and opened fire at his opponent party.

The woman, however, had already driven away from the scene and Zain and Husain, the passers-by, were hit by the firing. Zain succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. Kanju had escaped from the scene and later was arrested from Khushab.

Gulberg police had lodged an FIR against Kanju and his guards under section 7-ATA and section 302 of PPC.